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LW Women's Tennis edged by No. 21 Campbellsville, 5-4

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By Chris Wells
Sports news from Lindsey Wilson College, Columbia, KY

COLUMBIA, KY - After taking a 2-1 lead after doubles' play, the Lindsey Wilson College women's tennis team lost four of six singles matches to lose to 21st ranked Campbellsville University 5-4 on Wednesday, April 13, 2011, at the Henry Baughman Tennis Complex.

Tied at 4-4, the entire match came down to the No. 5 singles match between Tiger freshman Kristen Hamrick and Blue Raider newcomer Rocio Cardo. Cardo, a freshman from Madrid, Spain-- who was 3-3 coming into the match -- got behind early and never recovered as Hamrick clinched the match for Campbellsville with a 6-2, 6-2 win.

Sophomore Laura Vergara, Murcia, Spain, picked up a win at No. 3 singles for the Blue Raiders after her opponent, freshman Gleidys Salazar retired in the second set with a knee injury.

The only other singles win for Lindsey Wilson (8-5, 2-1 MSC) didn't come easily as junior Trina Slapeka, Jurimal, Latvia, escaped a third set, topping CU freshman Tanya Murtagh, Dublin, Ireland, 6-1, 7-6 (7-3)

.Sophomore Slavica Milanovic, Split, Croatia, took a tough loss for Lindsey Wilson after entering the match with a 9-3 record at the second seed. Campbellsville (10-4, 2-0 MSC) sophomore Anita Henestrosa earned the win in three sets, 1-6, 6-4 and 6-0.

Troubles continued for Lindsey Wilson at the fourth seed where sophomore Edelmira Ferri lost to freshman Aspen Edwards 6-4, 6-4, while Blue Raider sophomore Ashley Phillips, Campbellsville, KY took a 6-0, 6-1 loss at the sixth seed to junior Stacey Drew.

Doubles is where Lindsey Wilson did most of its damage, earning hard-fought wins at the first and second seeds.

Slapeka and Milanovic won at the top seed 8-4 against Murtagh and Henestrosa, while Vergara and Cardo took an 8-2 win against Salazar and Edwards. Ferri and Phillips lost at the third seed 8-4 against Hamrick and Drew.LWC Women's and Men's Tennis hosts University of the Cumberlands of Williamsburg, KY
at 12pm noon CT on Saturday, April 16, 2011, at the Henry Baughman Tennis Complex, 399 Williams ST, Columbia, KY.

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Trina Slapeka gets a singles win for Blue Raiders

2011-04-14 - Henry Baughman Tennis Complex, 399 Williams ST, Columbia, KY - Photo from Lindsey Wilson Sports.
Lindsey Wilson junior Trina Slapeka, Jurimal, Latvia, escaped a third set, topping CU freshman Tanya Murtagh, Dublin, Ireland, 6-1, 7-6 in one of only two singles victories for the Blue Raider Women's Tennis Team against Campbellsville University on Wednesday, April 13, 2011 at the Henry Baughman Tennis Complex, 399 Williams ST, Columbia, KY.

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