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@Herd_Tennis Completes South Carolina Invite

Sept. 17, 2017

COLUMBIA, S.C. — The Marshall women’s tennis team completed its first tournament of the 2017-18 season Sunday, posting 13 combined wins at the South Carolina Fall Invitational.
The Herd won a pair of singles matches and a pair of doubles matches Sunday. Daniela Dankanych posted a 5-1 combined record during the three-day invite.
The Herd opened play Sunday with doubles matches against Liberty. Stephanie Smith and Brooke Lashway defeated Maria Medina and Lara Soares, 6-4. Anna Smith and Dankanych capped a perfect doubles record with a 6-2 win over Rebekah Anderson and Ashley Bongart. Marija Bogicevic and Ana Marhuenda fell to Evangeline Crist and Grace Hashiguchi, 6-2.
The Herd concluded the invitational with singles matches against opponents from Mercer and Liberty. Dankanych defeated Grace Korta of Mercer in straight sets, 6-2, 6-3. Bogicevic picked up her first singles win of the season, defeating Celine Schepers of Mercer, 7-5, 6-4. Anna Smith fell to Liberty’s Anna Dollar in straight sets, 6-1, 6-2. Marhuenda fell to Mercer’s Lucia Gutierrez, 6-1, 6-4. Lashway fell to Liberty’s Polina Miroshnichenko, 6-4, 6-3.
Singles results vs. Mercer and Liberty
Polina Miroshnichenko (LU) def. Brooke Lashway (MU); 6-4, 6-3
Anna Dollar (LU) def. Anna Smith (MU); 6-1, 6-2
Daniela Dankanych (MU) def. Grace Korta (Mercer); 6-2, 6-3
Marija Bogicevic (MU) def. Celine Schepers (Mercer); 7-5, 6-4
Lucia Gutierrez (Mercer) def. Ana Marhuenda (MU); 6-1, 6-4
Doubles vs. Liberty
Stephanie Smith/Brooke Lashway (MU) def. Maria Medina/Lara Soares (LU); 6-4
Anna Smith/Daniela Dankanych (MU) def. Rebekah Anderson/Ashley Bongart (LU); 6-2
Evangeline Crist/Grace Hashiguchi (LU) def. Marija Bogicevic/Ana Marhuenda (MU); 6-2
The Herd returns to the court at the ITA Atlantic Regional in Blacksburg, Va. The five-day regional tournament, hosted by Virginia Tech, begins Oct. 13.