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ORU Throttles Western Illinois, 6-0

Courtesy: ORU Media Relations
          Release: 04/12/2012
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Lina Semenova and the Golden Eagles are 5-0 in Summit League play
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Oral Roberts University dominated the court on Thursday morning, sweeping Western Illinois University, 6-0, at North Central High School in Indianapolis as part of this week’s Summit League cluster.

The Golden Eagles are now 8-5 (5-0 Summit League). Three more wins this week in Indianapolis will give Chris Milliron’s team their first Summit League regular season title since 2008.

ORU did not concede a single set on Thursday, holding the Leathernecks to zeros in all six completed matches.

The domination started on the doubles courts, where Haley Martin and Lina Semenova took a top flight victory over Jessica Callahan and Juliette Schwartz by an 8-0 count. Iryna Khatsko and Kristin Gray won by the same score over Jessica Theobald and Megan Pazdernick.

In singles, Khatsko opened the scoring account with a 6-0, 6-0 win over Ashley Rettger at the No. 1 spot. Semenova won at the second court over Callahan in 6-0, 6-0 fashion, and Martin won by the same score at No. 3 over Theobald.

Gray dropped Pazdernick on the fourth court to continue the rout, and Tori Dollar won by default on the sixth court when the Leathernecks failed to produce a sixth player.

One match was halted in progress on the fifth court, where Marizanne Bouwer held a lead over Schwartz when play was stopped.

ORU will continue their march to a Summit League title on Friday, when they face IUPUI at 9 am ET.
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