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ELON, N.C. (February 9, 2024) – The South Carolina State women’s tennis team captured their first road of the season in a 4-2 win over Elon at the Jimmy Powell Tennis Center,

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With the loss, Elon drops to 1-4 on the season, while South Carolina State improves to 2-1 with the victory.

THE RUNDOWN
Elon captured the doubles point early in the match.
In single action at the No.1 spot Sofiya Chursina def. Tank (4-6, 6-3, 6-2): at the No. 2 spot Hind Semlai def. Reding (6-2,6-2); at the No. 4 spot Nalanda Silva def. Sarikulava (7-5,6-4) and at the No. 5 spot Teodora Vujicic def. Mahbouli (6-3,6-0).

UP NEXT
The Phoenix returns to the Jimmy Powell Tennis Center tomorrow for a match against Norfolk State. The contest will begin at 10 a.m. after being moved up an hour due to potential weather.

RESULTS
Singles
1. Sofiya Chursina (SCST) def. Sibel Tanik (Elon) 4-6, 6-3, 6-2
2. Hind Semlali (SCST) def. Lizette Reding (Elon) 6-2, 6-2
3. Rachida Berjane (SCST) vs. Miray Konar (Elon) 6-3, 5-7, 1-0, unfinished
4. Nalanda Silva (SCST) def. Helen Sarikulaya (Elon) 7-5, 6-4
5. Teodora Vujicic (SCST) def. Mariana Reding (Elon) 6-4, 7-6 (5)
6. Ella Suk (Elon) def. Feriel Mahbouli (SCST) 6-3, 6-0

Doubles
1. Sibel Tanik/Lizette Reding (Elon) vs. Sofiya Chursina/Hind Semlali (SCST) 5-3, unfinished
2. Madison Cordisco/Mariana Reding (Elon) def. Rachida Berjane/Feriel Mahbouli (SCST) 6-2
3. Simone Bergeron/Ella Suk (Elon) def. Nalanda Silva/Teodora Vujicic (SCST) 6-0

Order of finish: Doubles (2,3); Singles (2,6,1,5,4)

UP NEXT
South Carolina State return to action on Saturday, Feb. 17th at home versus Tennessee State in a non-conference matchup at the Hardeep Judge Tennis Center. First serve is 1 p.m.
–Bulldog Tenacity–

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