Leatherneck Women’s Tennis Team Cap Weekend Split with Win


By WIU Athletic Communications

The Western Illinois women’s tennis team opened the season this weekend, splitting a pair of matches in Galesburg.

On Saturday, the Leathernecks fell to Illinois State 6-1, but on Sunday, WIU picked up the first win of the winter, topping IUPUI in tight fashion, winning 4-3.

Against the Jags, the teams of Paige Grice and Lara Rossetto Diniz de Souza and Agatha Carbonell and Anna-Evelina Trush picked up victories to get the Leathernecks the doubles point.

Grice and Rossetto Diniz de Souza won 6-4 and Carbonell and Trush scored a 6-4 win.

In singles, the two teams split 3-3, giving WIU the victory.

Grice and Rossetto Diniz de Souza were both victorious again. Grice won in straight sets, 6-3, 6-3 while Rossetto Diniz de Souza had to go to a tiebreak, but scored the victory, 6-4, 2-6, 7-6 (5).

Trush locked up the victory for the Leathernecks, winning in two sets, 6-3, 7-6.

On Saturday, Trush scored the lone WIU win, winning by default against Illinois State.

Western Illinois now hits the road for a pair of matches, playing at Cincinnati and Bowling Green on Friday and Saturday.

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