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Illinois State's Silvia Pomarolli and Alexandra Abyasova celebrate a point during the Redbirds' Feb. 15 win over Northern Illinois. The Redbirds swept Northern Iowa 7-0 Sunday to move to 3-0 in Missouri Valley Conference play.

Illinois State women’s tennis moved to 6-0 in home matchups as it defeated Northern Iowa 7-0 Sunday at Evergreen Racquet Club.

The No. 1 duo of Tara Damnjanovic and Tijana Zlatanovic set the tone from the start with a 6-1 victory over the Panthers’ pairing of Lorena Cardoso and Darta Dalecka.

Elena Jankulovska and Nevena Kolarevic picked it up from there as they secured the doubles point for ISU with a 6-3 win against Thaissa Moreira and Issa Sullivan.

Alexandra Abyasova and Silvia Pomarolli put the icing on the cake when they secured the doubles sweep with a 6-4 victory.

ISU continued to roll in singles matches as each Redbird came away with a straight-set victory.

For the second consecutive day, Kolarevic won her singles match first — beating UNI’s Cardoso 6-2 in both sets. Jankulovska secured her singles win with 6-1 finishes in two sets against Kanyanut Sudsaard.

Zlatanovic ensured ISU’s third conference victory of the season with a win against Andrijana Brkic in the No. 1 spot.

Pomarolli, Abyasova and Damnjanovic then certified ISU’s sweep with victories in their respective matches.

JACOB URISH is a Sports Reporter for The Vidette. Urish can be contacted at jauris1@ilstu.edu. Follow Urish on Twitter at @urishjac


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