Belles continue their winning streak

ASU tennis team defeats NSU and UTPB in exhibition games

By Ashley Rodriguez
On March 6, 2020

Photo by Cora Bishoppetty:
Ena Ovcina, junior, prepares a swing against her opponent from the University of Texas Permian Basin. Ovcina is nationally ranked in Sweden and has a ranking of 1200 in the International Tennis Federation.

 

The Belles tennis team on Feb. 29 played against Northeastern State University and the University of Texas Permian Basin.

In the first exhibition, the Belles faced Northeastern State Uni­versity and won with a score of 5-2.

In the doubles match, junior Virginie Becht and graduate stu­dent Anna Schneemann won their match with a double score of 6-2. In singles, the Belles claimed 5 points.

Junior Valentina Gonzales won her match against her oppo­nent, who is ranked No. 3 in the nation, with scores 6-2 and 6-1.

The Lone Star Conference recognized Gonzales as player of the week for her performance.

“It’s a great award and accomplishment,” Gonzales said. “It motivates me to keep moving forward and working harder.”

In the second exhibition, the Belles faced their conference opponent University of Texas Permian Basin.

In doubles, the Belles claimed two victories, giving them the lead with a score of 1-0. To continue the winning streak, in singles, the Belles scored 6 points to give them a final score of 7-0, securing their first conference win of the season.

The Belles will have their next home game March 20 against Western New Mexico University.

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