BETHANY, Okla. - Despite splitting the six singles matches, the Lewis-Clark State College women's tennis team couldn't come up with the key win in doubles play and fell 5-4 to Southern Nazarene University on Friday in a battle of NAIA Top 25-ranked teams.
Southern Nazarene, ranked No. 15 in the NAIA, won the top three singles matches and then took victories at No. 1 and No. 2 doubles to claim the win over the 16th-ranked Warriors.
LCSC, which lost by the identical 5-4 score to No. 13 Oklahoma Baptist on Thursday, wraps up the three-day trip by taking on Oklahoma Christian in men's and women's play on Saturday. The Oklahoma Christian men are ranked No. 7 in the NAIA, while the women are No. 8.
SOUTHERN NAZARENE 5, LCSC 4
Singles - Sara Byrne, SN, def. Katharina Marsela, 6-3, 6-2; Olga Kozhevnikova, SN, def. Dorothy Chong, 6-2, 6-2; Deisi Bolivar, SN, def. Ciara Schhultz, 6-1, 6-4; Megan Smedley, LC, def. Steffi Plaza, 6-2, 6-3; Elaine Lee, LC, def. Veeka Lukinova, 6-2, 6-3; Barbara Sneckner, LC, def. Kimberline Weidermann, 6-1, 6-0.
Doubles - Kozhevnikova-Lukinova, SN, def. Chong-Marsela, 8-4; Bolivar-Plaza, SN, def. Schultz-Teigen, 8-1; Smedley-Chelsea Gay, LC, def. Byrne-Hilary Galbraith, 8-6.