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Cardinals drop close match on the road to Pride

Cardinals drop close match on the road to Pride

PARK FOREST, Ill. – The Saginaw Valley State University women's tennis team continued Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference competition, falling to Purdue Northwest Friday at the Park Forest Tennis Club in Park Forest, Ill.

The Cardinals took one of three doubles matches to fall behind 1-0 heading to the singles competition. Emma Charlton won 6-3, 6-4 at No. 2 singles, while Gyselle Daza Gutierrez took her match at No. 4 singles, 6-1, 6-4. Both Chelsea Dzenga (No. 3 singles) and Nicole Johnson (No. 5 singles) both dropped three-set matches, as SVSU fell 5-2.

Match results:


1. Sienna Lopez (PNW) def. Sara Neves (SVSU) 6-1, 6-0

2. Emma Charlton (SVSU) def. Lena Van Bergen (PNW) 6-3, 6-4

3. Patricia Dizon (PNW) def. Chelsea Dzenga (SVSU) 1-6, 6-3, 6-4

4. Gyselle Daza Gutierrez (SVSU) def. Nicole Uzcategui (PNW) 6-1, 6-4

5. Carolina Yepez (PNW) def. Nicole Johnson (SVSU) 5-7, 6-4, 6-3

6. Julia Yanes-Barrera (PNW) def. Adiya Young (SVSU) 6-4, 6-3


1. Sienna Lopez/Lena Van Bergen (PNW) def. Sara Neves/Chelsea Dzenga (SVSU) 6-2

2. Patricia Dizon/Nicole Uzcategui (PNW) def. Emma Charlton/Nicole Johnson (SVSU) 6-3

3. Gyselle Daza Gutierrez/Adiya Young (SVSU) def. Carolina Yepez/Julia Yanes-Barrera (PNW) 6-2

The Cardinals contest with Davenport University scheduled for Saturday has been postponed. SVSU returns to competition at home against Michigan Tech on April 9, with the location to be determined.