DII Women Finish Competitive First Day at Indoors

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Nova Southeastern def. Saint Leo 4-0

Nova Southeastern went toe to toe in doubles with the Saint Leo Lions. The Sharks walked away with the point. Obando/Pei and Snita/Follin-Arbelet clinched the point for Nova, but not before Jurkova/Furmaniak defeated No. 1 Espinal/Wardenburg 6-4. In singles, No. 1 Espinal dismantled Helgesson 6-1, 6-2. Montero-Estevan also easily won, 6-0, 6-1. Wardenburg won court five 6-4, 6-3.

Barry def. Washburn 4-0

Barry easily took the doubles point over Washburn. The Buccaneers won on all three courts – 6-1, 6-1, 6-0 respectively. In singles, the Bucs rolled on. Razafindranaly won in straight sets over Washburn’s Morrissey, 6-1, 6-0. Engelmann followed suit and also won her match 6-1,  6-0. The current UTR ITA Division II Women’s Player of the Week, Xiyao Wang, sealed the victory for the defending NCAA champions on court two. 

Hawaii Pacific def. Indianapolis 4-3
Hawaii Pacific moved onto the semifinals after a major comeback win over the University of Indianapolis. Indy won three straight points and then it was all Hawaii Pacific from there. Kislitskaya  and Novikova recorded Indy’s two singles wins, 6-2, 6-0 and 6-4, 6-4 respectively. Busson was the first to get the Sharks on the board. She won at No. 1 singles 4-6, 7-5, 7-6. Ballach and Le Normand each won their matches to bring the score to three all. Hawaii native Ikioka rallied after dropping her first set to clinch the match for her team, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4.

Columbus State def. University of Central Oklahoma 4-2

No. 2 seed Columbus State moved onto the semifinals after orchestrating a comeback against host University of Central Oklahoma. The Bronchos got off to a strong start taking the doubles point with the help of Abidullina/Dunlap and Lesscher Y Post/Franco Martin. UCO continued to build their lead after Mariona Franco won her singles match on court six. However, that would be the last point the Bronchos would score. Lesscher Y Post struck first for Columbus State taking her match 7-6, 6-1. Next, Lopez and Paya finished putting the Cougars up by one. Baran would complete the comeback for Columbus State with a comeback victory of her own. After dropping the first set and winning the tiebreak in set two, she clinched the victory (4-6, 7-6, 6-3).

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