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Tennis falls to Purdue, Davenport

Chelsea Dzenga (left) and Elizabeth Stuart (right) celebrate a point. Vanguard Photographer | Justin Kruskie

The women’s tennis team lost twice this weekend to Davenport University and to Purdue Northwest, falling 5-2 for both.

SVSU hosted Davenport University for a GLIAC match on Friday.

In doubles, Nicole Johnson and Sara Neves lost 6-0. Chelsea Dzenga and Joanne Gao lost 6-2.

The last double match for the Cardinals was Elizabeth Stuart and Adiya Young who lost 7-5.

The single matches at the end brought the Cardinals more success compared to the doubles.

In match one, Neves lost 6-1 in both matches to Willemien Coetzee.

Emma Charlton lost 6-3 and 6-0 in both her double matches.

Gao went 6-0 in hers, but Dzenga had success against Louise Hoskings winning both matches at 6-2 and 6-1 respectively.

Johnson was close on both her singles going 6-4 and 7-5 but could not handle the heat Davenport was putting on.

In the last singles match, Stuart defeated Sophie Jackson going 6-1 in both rounds.

Sara Neves serves. Vanguard Photographer | Justin Kruskie

The second match of the week brought the same results for the cardinals, with 5-2 against Purdue Northwest.

In doubles, Johnson and Gao lost 6-3 against Patricia Dizon and Sienna Lopez.

Dzenga and Stuart followed behind losing 6-2 with Johnson and Alexis Anthes behind them losing 6-4.

Like the day before, the singles were where the Cardinals performed their best.

Neves was defeated by Sienna Lopez, going 6-0 and 6-3.

Gao followed with another loss at 7-5 and 6-4.

Johnson brought the Cardinals their first win of the day with 7-5, 6-1, and 6-2 against Patricia Dizon.

Dzenga defeated Hayley Tsuen with 6-4 and 6-4.

Stuart and Young brought in the finaltwo losses for the Cardinals at this meet.

These matches bring the Cardinals to 6-11 overall, and 0-6 in the GLIAC.

The team continues their season on April 22nd, traveling to Big Rapids, Michigan to compete against Ferris State University.

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