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SIUE Women’s Tennis Ends Fall Invite on High Note

Lexi Aranda
Lexi Aranda

EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. – SIUE women's tennis completed the Fall Invite by winning five of 12 total flights.

Lexi Aranda at No. 1, Mia Frogner at No. 3, and freshman Madeline Hill at No. 4 each won their flight and ended the weekend undefeated.

The team of Monique Krutak and Hill won their doubles flight at the No. 2 position, also without a loss. Freshman Morgan Steffes and Ann-Christine Link won their doubles match at the No. 4 spot, earning their first win as Cougars.

"I'm happy for Morgan and Ann-Christine for getting their first collegiate victories today," said Head Coach Nick Mueller. "We made some great strides this weekend as a group. We are looking forward to our next fall tournament in Minnesota."

Link and Steffes each picked up their first wins in singles competition as well. Link overcame Doreen Crasta of Evansville 6-2, 6-0, while Steffes earned a victory against Evansville opponent Elizabeth Mendes 6-0, 6-0.

The Cougars travel to Minnesota for the Gopher Fall Tournament Sept. 25-27.

SIUE Results

Singles competition

F-1/1 Lexi Aranda (Cougars) def. Aspen Cervin (Saint Louis) 6-1, 6-2

F-1/2 Lexi Aranda (Cougars) def. IDEN, Kelly (Eastern Illinois) 6-3, 6-1

F-1/3 Lexi Aranda (Cougars) def. Marina Moreno (University of Evansville) 6-0, 6-0

F-2/1 Eleonore Tchakarova (Saint Louis) def. Monique Krutak (Cougars) 6-4, 6-2

F-2/2 Monique Krutak (Cougars) def. FOSTER, Ali (Eastern Illinois) 6-3, 6-1

F-2/3 Monique Krutak (Cougars) def. Andjela Brguljan (University of Evansville) 6-0, 6-1

F-3/1 Mia Frogner (Cougars) def. Verginie Tchakarova (Saint Louis) 6-3, 7-6 (3-0)

F-3/2 Mia Frogner (Cougars) def. SUMMERS, Grace (Eastern Illinois) 6-3, 7-6 (4-0)

F-3/3 Mia Frogner (Cougars) def. Marina Darzyan (University of Evansville) 6-2, 6-3

F-4/1 Madeline Hill (Cougars) def. Ally McKenzie (Saint Louis) 6-2, 6-4

F-4/2 Madeline Hill (Cougars) def. KIMBROUGH, Hannah (Eastern Illinois) 6-2, 6-0

F-4/3 Madeline Hill (Cougars) def. Kennedy Craig (University of Evansville) 6-1, 6-3

F-5/1 Kelsey King (Saint Louis) def. Ann-Christine Link (Cougars) 4-6, 6-4, 10-6

F-5/2 SLARIA, Srishta (Eastern Illinois) def. Ann-Christine Link (Cougars) 7-5, 4-6, 10-6

F-5/3 Ann-Christine Link (Cougars) def. Doreen Crasta (University of Evansville) 6-2, 6-0

F-6/1 Natalia Yacaman (Saint Louis) def. Morgan Steffes (Cougars) 6-1, 6-1

F-6/2 Morgan Steffes (Cougars) def. STADALNINKAITE, K. (Eastern Illinois) 6-3, 5-7, 11-9

F-6/3 Morgan Steffes (Cougars) def. Elizabeth Mendes (University of Evansville) 6-0, 6-0

F-7/2 McKenzie Thomas (Cougars) def. CARPENTER, Abby (Eastern Illinois) 5-7, 6-2, 10-6

F-7/3 McKenzie Thomas (Cougars) vs. Leah Helpingstine (University of Evansville) no result

F-8/1 MOSHTEVA, Maria (Eastern Illinois) def. Sierra Halverson (Cougars) 5-7, 6-4, 10-4


 Doubles competition

F-1/1 Lexi Aranda/Mia Frogner (Cougars) def. FOSTER, Ali/IDEN, Kelly (Eastern Illinois) 6-3

F-1/2 Lexi Aranda/Mia Frogner (Cougars) def. Marina Darzyan/Doreen Crasta (University of Evansville) 6-4

F-1/3 Eleonore Tchakarova/Verginie Tchakarova (Saint Louis) def. Lexi Aranda/Mia Frogner (Cougars) 6-2

F-2/1 Monique Krutak/Madeline Hill (Cougars) def. KIMBROUGH, Hannah/SUMMERS, Grace (Eastern Illinois) 6-2

F-2/2 Monique Krutak/Madeline Hill (Cougars) def. Kennedy Craig/Andjela Brguljan (University of Evansville) 6-2

F-2/3 Monique Krutak/Madeline Hill (Cougars) def. Aspen Cervin/Ally McKenzie (Saint Louis) 6-3

F-3/1 SLARIA, Srishta/STADALNINKAITE, K. (Eastern Illinois) def. McKenzie Thomas/Sierra Halverson (Cougars) 6-4

F-3/2 McKenzie Thomas/Sierra Halverson (Cougars) def. Elizabeth Mendes/Marina Moreno (University of Evansville) 6-2

F-3/3 Kelsey King/Natalia Yacaman (Saint Louis) def. McKenzie Thomas/Sierra Halverson (Cougars) 6-1

F-4/1 Morgan Steffes/Ann-Christine Link (Cougars) def. CARPENTER, Abby/MOSHTEVA, Maria (Eastern Illinois) 6-0