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Castella Gives Women's Tennis Its First Win of Fall Season

Sept. 30, 2017

LAFAYETTE, La.Claudia Castella earned the first win of the Southern Miss women’s tennis team’s 2017 fall season.

The first day the Ragin’ Cajun Invitational began with four draws of doubles play. Tanit Lopez and Lara Isis de Oliviera competed in the top draw against a pair from Lamar but fell 7-6 (5). Castella and Anastasia Cabonavic fell 6-1 to the duo from McNeese. Both doubles pairs will continue doubles play Saturday afternoon.

Castella recorded her first win after dropping her first singles match in a close 6-4, 6-4 battle against Castillo from McNeese but came back to beat Vossgaetter from Lamar in a 6-4, 7-5 win. Castella will face Kareh from the University of Incarnate Word in the consolation final Saturday.

The Golden Eagles continue match play Saturday morning in doubles play and consolation rounds in singles.

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