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Warrior Women’s Tennis Looks Strong in Home Opener

Randy Isbelle | LC State Sports Information Intern

LEWISTON – The Lewis-Clark State Women’s Tennis team earned a 7-0 victory in its home opener against NCAA Division III Whitworth on Saturday, taking all six singles contests and two of three doubles matches.

The Warriors did not drop a set in the six singles victories and improved to 2-3 on the season.

“The LCSC Women’s Tennis team took what it learned playing three NCAA Division I schools the previous weekend, dominating Whitworth University in the first home match of the season 7-0,” assistant coach Tony Anegon said.

Yelena Kim won in No. 1 singles 6-1, 6-2 with a victory against Gracie Smyley. Beatriz Lambru (No. 2) and Catherine Khardina (No. 3) each won their singles matches while only dropping one game.

Kim and Anne Mathema won in No. 2 doubles against Kara Nelson and Meredith Bedford 6-2 while Heidi Moyo and Maria Eduarda Santos da Silva took home a victory in No. 3 doubles against Olivia Corbett and Liza Hopkins 6-1.



1.      Gracie Smyley/Natalie Budge (Whit) def. Beatriz Lambru/Bonolo Molefe (LCSC) 6-2
2.      Yelena Kim/Anne Mathema (LCSC) def. Kara Nelson/Meredith Bedford (Whit) 6-2
3.      Heidi Moyo/Maria Eduarda Santos da Silva (LCSC) def. Olivia Corbett/Liza Hopkins (Whit) 6-1


1.      Yelena Kim (LCSC) def. Gracie Smyley (Whit) 6-1, 6-2
2.      Beatriz Lambru (LCSC) def. Natalie Budge (Whit) 6-1, 6-0
3.      Catherine Khardina (LCSC) def. Kara Nelson (Whit) 6-0, 6-1
4.      Maria Eduarda Santos da Silva (LCSC) def. Meredith Bedford (Whit) 6-0, 6-4
5.      Bonolo Molefe (LCSC) def. Olivia Corbett (Whit) 6-1, 6-2
6.      Naiara Montero (LCSC) def. Liza Hopkin (Whit) 6-1, 6-2


The Warriors welcome College of Idaho to the LCSC Tennis Center at 10 a.m. on Sunday. The match will be the only NAIA contest in Lewiston this season.

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