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Cougars Wrap Up Final Day of WKU Invitational

Callaghan Adams
Callaghan Adams

BOWLING GREEN, KY. – The SIUE women's tennis team completed play at the Western Kentucky Invitational Saturday.

Singles and doubles were played in round robin format between the Cougars and Big Red. 

"WKU is a very strong program," Head Coach Nick Mueller said. "They should finish in the top four of Conference USA this season."

Singles:
Elpida Malamou (WKU) def. Morgan Steffes (SIUE) 6-1, 6-0
Moka Ito (WKU) def. Ann-Christine Link (SIUE) 6-2, 6-0
Monica Malinen (WKU) def. Lara Tupper (SIUE) 6-4, 6-3
Violetta Shatalova (WKU) def. Callaghan Adams (SIUE) 6-3, 6-2
Natalia De Ugarte (WKU) def. Raillane Kamdem (SIUE) 6-1, 6-0
Moka Ito (WKU) def. Steffes (SIUE) 6-2, 7-5
Elpida Malamou (WKU) def. Link (SIUE) 6-1, 6-0
Cindy Oest (WKU) def. Tupper (SIUE) 6-2, 6-0
Natalia De Ugarte (WKU) def. Adams (SIUE) 6-1, 6-1
Violetta Shatalova (WKU) def. Kamdem (SIUE) 6-2, 2-6, 10-5
Cindy Oest (WKU) def. Steffes (SIUE) 6-2, retired
Monica Malinen (WKU) def. Link (SIUE) 6-1, 5-7, 10-4
Elpida Malamou (WKU) def. Tupper (SIUE) 6-2, 6-0
Violetta Shatalova (WKU) def. Adams (SIUE) 6-1, 6-1
Moka Ito (WKU) def. Kamdem (SIUE) 6-1, 6-2

"I am very proud of Ann-Christine and Raillane today for pushing their singles matches into super tiebreakers," Mueller added. "They both showed encouraging perseverance today."

Doubles:
Moka Ito/Monica Malinen (WKU) def. Morgan Steffes/Ann-Christine Link (SIUE) 6-4
Natalia De Ugarte/Cindy Oest (WKU) def. Callaghan Adams/Lara Tupper (SIUE) 6-1
Natalia De Ugarte/Cindy Oest (WKU) def. Adams/ Steffes (SIUE) 6-0
Monica Malinen/Moka Ito (WKU) def. Raillane Kamdem/ Tupper (SIUE) 6-1
Monica Malinen/Elpida Malamou (WKU) def. Tupper/ Link (SIUE) 6-1
Moka Ito/Natalia De Ugarte (WKU) def. Adams/ Kamdem (SIUE) 6-3

The Cougars are back in action Oct. 19 at the ITA Regional at Kansas.

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