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UWA tennis sweeps UAH

LIVINGSTON – The University of West Alabama men’s and women’s tennis teams picked up Gulf South Conference victories over Alabama-Huntsville on a cold and windy Tuesday afternoon at the Vaughn Tennis Complex.

The UWA men defeated the UAH Chargers, 7-2, improving its record to 7-2 overall, 3-2 in GSC play. The West Alabama women defeated the Lady Chargers, 8-1, improving to 7-3 and 3-2.

Nestor Vargas, Honorio Fernandez, Anton Ivanov, Kike Ruiz, and Simon Bardell won singles matches for the men. The doubles teams of Ivanov/Adam Drysdale and Vargas/Ruiz won 8-5, 8-1, respectively.

Natalia Cardenas, Jill Furlong, Dasha Popova, Shannon McEvoy, and Emily Gerding were singles winners for the West Alabama women. UWA won all three women’s doubles matches with Furlong/Cardenas, Helga Jeske/McEvoy, and Popova/Gerding winning, 8-2, 8-1, and 8-6, respectively.

West Alabama travels to Mississippi College Thursday.