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Rikeetha Pereira Falls in Championship As Women's Tennis Conclude Play AT ITA Southern Regional

Oct. 22, 2017

AUBURN, Ala. - Rikeetha Pereira of the Southern Miss women's tennis team concluded action at the ITA Southern Regionals on Sunday afternoon.

Pereira was the last Golden Eagle in competition on Sunday having made it to the finals in the Singles Main Draw Consolation round. Pereira beat Herlina of Troy in the semifinals at 10 a.m. in a 6-4, 6-3 straight set win.

Pereira faced K. Johnson of LSU in the finals. Pereira dropped the first set but forced the third after an easy 6-1 win in the second. Pereira ultimately lost the last set and fell 6-0, 1-6, 1-0 (7) in the finals.

Pereira made it to the finals with four straight set wins.

The ITA Regionals conclude the Golden Eagles' fall season. Southern Miss will return to action Jan. 19 when they travel to Fort Worth, Texas to play Arkansas State and TCU.

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