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Women’s tennis loses first conference match

The No. 45 SMU women’s tennis team went 1-2 this weekend as it played three consecutive days of tennis, concluding the first conference match of the season on Sunday.

The Mustangs defeated Lamar on Friday 4-0 as three of the singles matches did not finish because SMU already had the victory.

Saturday and Sunday handed SMU tougher competition from No. 50 Wichita State and No. 49 Tulsa. The team is now 6-3 overall and 0-1 in C-USA play for the season.

SMU dropped all three doubles and the No. 1, No. 5 and No. 6 singles to Wichita State in the second match of the Oklahoma road trip. Freshmen Claire Reitsch and Pavi Francis managed wins at No. 3 and No. 4 singles, respectively. Reitsch lost her first singles match of the season on Sunday at No. 3 to Carla Zabaleta of Tulsa.

The Mustangs took the doubles point against Tulsa but only took victories at No. 4 and No. 5 singles. Francis defeated Thalia Diaz-Barriga 6-4, 4-6, 7-6 (7-2), while Georgiana Marta earned a win over Jenna Webster 6-2, 6-4. The Mustangs and the Golden Hurricane battled it out for five hours before Tulsa secured the win.

No. 1 player Natalia Bubien dropped both of her singles matches this weekend, making her record 4-4 in dual matches this season.

The Mustangs return home today to host Furman at the Brookhaven Country Club. Next up are New Mexico State and No. 17 TCU as the women continue their homestand through March 7.

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