first_imgDrake will close out its regular season at home Sunday hosting Southern Illinois at 10 a.m. before heading to the Missouri Valley Conference April 28-30 in Normal, Ill. DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University women’s tennis dropped a 4-3 decision at home against Evansville Saturday afternoon. The Purple Aces extended their lead to 2-0 after Theodora Soldatou defeated Alex Kozlowski at No. 5 singles. Summer Brills tied the match up 3-3 with a 7-5, 6-3 win at No. 1, earning her 12th victory of the season.Drake had a chance to force a third set in the deciding No. 4 singles match with Williams, but Daria Pentsova managed to take the match 7-5, 6-3. After dropping her first set 6-1, Mela Jaglarz came back to win the next two sets 6-4, 6-3 keeping the Bulldogs in it.  Print Friendly Versioncenter_img Joely Lomas put the Bulldogs on the board with a 6-3, 7-6 victory at No. 3 singles. Doubles Competition1. Herder, Tess/Williams, Kenya (DU) def. Chieko, Yamada/Soldatou, Theodora (UE) 6-32. Tkachenko, Diana/Pereira, Nicoli (UE) def. Lomas, Joely/Kozlowski, Alex (DU) 6-23. Brguljan, Andjela/Pentsova, Daria (UE) def. Brills, Summer/Jaglarz, Mela (UE) 6-3 Evansville 4, Drake 3April 22, 2017 at Des Moines, Iowa (Roger Knapp Tennis Center)Singles Competition1.  Brills, Summer (DU) def. Chieko, Yamada (UE) 7-5, 6-42. Tkachenko, Diana (UE) def. Herder, Tess (DU) 6-3, 6-43. Lomas, Joely (DU) def. Pereira, Nicoli (UE) 6-3, 7-64. Pentsova, Daria (UE) def. Williams, Kenya (DU) 7-5, 6-35. Soldatou, Theodora (UE) def. Kozlowski, Alex (DU) 6-4, 6-26. Jaglarz, Mela (DU) def. Pascual-Larri, Andrea (UE) 1-6, 6-4, 6-3 Evansville took the doubles point for an early 1-0 lead. Tess Herder and Kenya Williams won the sole doubles match for Drake with a 6-3 victory at No. 1.last_img read more