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Haley Martin and ORU swept Grambling on Saturday

Oral Roberts Smokes Grambling, 7-0

Courtesy: ORU Media Relations
          Release: 02/01/2014
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RUSTON, La. - Oral Roberts University was dominant on Saturday afternoon as they went on the road and hammered Grambling, 7-0, at the Ruston Tennis Complex. All nine matches were easy victories for Beverly Dawson’s team, which evened its record at 1-1 on the season.

The Golden Eagles pounded Grambling in all three pairs contests. On the top court, Marizanne Bouwer and Melanie Marlin took down Owwatamism Kassin and Tabitha Nankya, 6-1, while Ximena Puentes and Haley Martin scored a 6-3 win over Jay Jones and Tafadzna Chirialza at No. 2. The only tight match was on court three, where Nika Munoz and Mairead Cleary knocked off Lise Karenzi and Shannle Southern, 7-5.

The dominance continued in singles matches for ORU. Martin swept Kassin on the featured court, 6-0, 6-0, and Bouwer waltzed past Jones in the second flight, 6-2, 6-0.

Marlin reigned over Southern in the third match, 6-2, 6-2, and Puentes earned her first ORU win with a 6-0, 6-0 decision over Chirialza in match four. On the fifth court, Cleary was a 6-1, 6-1 winner over Karenzi, while Munoz beat Nankya in the final match, 6-4, 6-2.

ORU completes the weekend road trip and looks to move above .500 when they face Arkansas on Sunday afternoon in Fayetteville. Start time is scheduled for 3 pm CT.
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