No. 1 seeded Viking women’s tennis returns to NSIC championship match

SIOUX FALLS, SD — The No. 1-seeded Augustana women’s tennis team swept Minnesota State, 4-0, to qualify for the NSIC Tournament Championship. The Vikings elevated their NSIC tournament winning streak to 30 games with the victory inside the Huether Family Match Pointe in Sioux Falls, South Dakota on Saturday afternoon. The championship is scheduled for Sunday.

The doubles team n°3 of Laura Arce Vieyra and Gabriela Jancikova started the game with a quick 6-0 victory.

Not 10 minutes later, Emily Granson and Valeria Monko awarded the Vikings the doubles point, winning the second double, 6-1.

Similar to Friday’s singles game, the Vikings won the first three games to qualify for the NSIC Tournament Championship.

Florentia Hadjigeorgiou finished first for the Vikings in singles, winning the No. 2 singles 6-2, 6-0.

Monko won the No. 1 singles 6-2, 6-4 to give Augustana a 3-0 lead.

Aleksandra Kistanova handed the victory to the Vikings with a singles win No. 5, winning 6-2, 6-1.

The Vikings will face the winner of the game between Winona State and Southwest Minnesota State on Sunday at 10 a.m.


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