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Huskies have perfect homestand

September 11, 2012
The Daily Mining Gazette

HOUGHTON - Michigan Tech closed out its three-match women's tennis homestand with a 9-0 victory over GLIAC newcomer Malone today. The Huskies swept the action in both singles and doubles to improve to a perfect 6-0 on the season and 3-0 in league play.

Junior Natalia Lebedeva remained undefeated on the season with an 8-3 victory at No. 1 doubles with partner Dujna Imran Al-Sous and a 6-0, 6-0 No. 1 singles triumph.

No. 2 singles player Kwang Suthijindawong followed suit with a 6-3, 6-1 victory to move to 6-0 on the campaign.

Kira Eck was victorious at No. 3 singles with a 6-2, 6-1 score. Chelsea Uganski and Imran Al-Sous both played up a position in singles, but had no problems in winning their matches in straight sets at No. 4 and 5, respectively.

Audrey Hutton saw her first action of 2012-13 and claimed a 6-1, 6-2 victory at No. 6 singles.

"We came out a little flat, but were able to fight through that and get the win," said head coach Kevin Kalinec. "It's always good to get the win, but we'll need to play better this weekend."

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Tech claimed a 7-2 victory over Walsh Sunday and a 9-0 win over Lake Erie Saturday at Gates Tennis Center.

Lebedeva moved to 5-0 at No. 1 singles with a 6-2, 6-4 score Sunday. Suthijindawong did not give up a game in her 6-0, 6-0 triumph at No. 2. She is also 5-0.

Tech also won at Nos. 3 and 6 singles with Eck and Imran Al-Sous, respectively. Eck earned a 6-2, 2-6, 6-2 triumph while Imran Al-Sous was a 6-4, 6-0 winner.

Walsh won at Nos. 4 and 5 singles, including a 6-3, 5-7, 10-6 decision by Mary-Catherine Beck over Uganski.

The Huskies swept the doubles matches. Lebedeva and Imran Al-Sous remained undefeated (5-0) at No. 1 doubles with an 8-1 victory.

Tech started the match Saturday with a 2-0 lead as the Storm forfeited at No. 3 doubles and No. 6 singles due to not having enough players.

The Huskies' top duo of Lebedeva and Imran Al-Sous swept their opponents 8-0. No. 2 doubles team Suthijindawong and Emilia Tenizbaeva earned an 8-1 triumph.

Michigan Tech singles players won in straight sets in all five flights contested. Uganski, a senior, was a 6-0, 6-0 winner at No. 5 singles.

The Huskies travel to Ohio for three matches starting Friday at Ohio Dominican.



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