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A Sweep in Singles Play Gives Women's Tennis Third Win

Feb. 3, 2018

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HATTIESBURG, Miss. - Southern Miss women's tennis swept West Alabama in singles play to earn its third straight win of the season.

The Golden Eagles won five of Saturday's singles matches in straight sets. Tjasa Jerse remains undefeated (3-0) this season after beating Georgina Salom 6-1, 6-0. All three of Jerse's wins have came on court 3.

Freshman Arina Amaning won her first singles match for Southern Miss on court 1 with a 6-2, 6-2 finish. Amaning moves to 1-2 on the season.

Rikeetha Pereira and fellow returner, Elena Roca, picked up another win on courts 2 and 5 respectively. Pereira and Jerse are tied with three wins each this season.

Claudia Castella continued her successful weekend with yet another win. Castella didn't drop a game and defeated Burall on court 6 6-0, 6-0.

Due to rain, doubles play canceled and the two teams concluded the match. The Golden Eagles won 6-0.

The Golden Eagles host Xavier (La.) on Thursday, February 8 at 2:30 p.m. and Northwestern State on Friday at 11 a.m.

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