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Golden Suns Tennis Wins Season Finale

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One win and two losses during the final days of the pandemic-shortened 2020 tennis season left Arkansas Tech University with a final overall record of 6-6.

Northwest Missouri State University defeated the Golden Suns 4-3 on Saturday and Drury University topped ATU 6-1 on Sunday in a pair of non-conference matches at Springfield, Mo.

The Golden Suns bounced back to defeat Emporia State University 6-1 on Tuesday at the Chartwells Women's Sports Complex in Russellville in what turned out to be their final match of the season.

Arkansas Tech's season was cut short on Thursday, March 12, when the Great American Conference, in accordance with measures taken by the National Collegiate Athletic Association, canceled the remainder of the 2019-20 athletic season due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Northwest Missouri State 4, Arkansas Tech 3
Saturday, March 7 @ Springfield, Mo.

DOUBLES
Michelle Khoo/Aastha Dargude (ATU) def. Tania Teruel/Marta Ferrando (NMSU) 6-1
Daniela Baez/Emily van der Werf (ATU) def. Vera Alenicheva/Julia Aliseda (NMSU) 6-3
Kami Ward/Megan Bell (ATU) def. Tess Lovig/Sara Gozdanovic (NMSU) 6-2

SINGLES
Tania Teruel (NMSU) def. Michelle Khoo (ATU) 6-2, 4-6, 6-2
Vera Alevicheva (NMSU) def. Aastha Dargude (ATU) 6-2, 6-3
Marta Ferrando (NMSU) def. Emily van der Werf (ATU) 6-3, 6-4
Julia Aliseda (NMSU) def. Daniela Baez (ATU) 2-6, 6-4, 7-5
Kami Ward (ATU) def. Zoe Schaaders (NMSU) 6-4, 6-3
Isabella Major (ATU) def. Tess Lovig (NMSU) 6-2, 7-6

Drury 6, Arkansas Tech 1
Sunday, March 8 @ Springfield, Mo.

DOUBLES
Alma Abazi/Yu-Ning Lee (DU) def. Aastha Dargude/Michelle Khoo (ATU) 7-5
Daniela Baez/Emily van der Werf (ATU) def. Kseniia Eremina/Viktoriya Zheleva (DU) 6-2
Maria Espejo/Clara Kuehnle (DU) def. Megan Bell/Kami Ward (ATU) 6-2

SINGLES
Yu-Ning Lee (DU) def. Michelle Khoo (ATU) 6-4, 5-7, 6-4
Aastha Dargude (ATU) def. Viktoriya Zheleva (DU) 6-3, 6-4
Alma Abazi (DU) def. Emily van der Werf (ATU) 6-4, 6-4
Clara Kuehnle (DU) def. Daniela Baez (ATU) 6-2, 6-4
Kseniia Eremina (DU) def. Isabella Major (ATU) 6-3, 7-5
Maria Espejo (DU) def. Megan Bell (ATU) 6-3, 6-3

Arkansas Tech 6, Emporia State 1
Tuesday, March 10 @ Russellville

DOUBLES
Michelle Khoo/Aastha Dargude (ATU) def. Jessica Purdy/Cyrielle Peyroche (ESU) 6-1
Shannen Meyer/Siduana Caceres (ESU) def. Daniela Baez/Emily van der Werf (ATU) 6-3
Kelsie Burr/Vicki Mackova (ESU) def. Kami Ward/Megan Bell (ATU) 6-3

SINGLES
Michelle Khoo (ATU) def. Jessica Purdy (ESU) 7-6, 7-5
Aastha Dargude (ATU) def. Vicki Mackova (ESU) 7-5, 6-3
Emily van der Werf (ATU) def. Cyrielle Peyroche (ESU) 6-1, 6-2
Daniela Baez (ATU) def. Silvana Caceres (ESU) 6-4, 6-4
Isabella Major (ATU) def. Karen Santiago (ESU) 6-3, 7-6
Megan Bell (ATU) def. Shannen Meyer (ESU) 6-4, 6-4