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EIU’s Dexter named OVC pitcher of the week

CHARLESTON—Spenser Dexter, a senior at Eastern Illinois University from Casper, Wyo., was names the Ohio Valley Conference pitcher of the week.

Dexter picked up a win and a save last week, striking out 16 batters without a walk in 13 and a third innings of work. He opened last week in pitching 8 and a third innings in leading Eastern Illinois to its first win of the season, an 8-1 decision at Western Kentucky. Dexter scattered four hits in the game, three of which were singles. After allowing a single in the first inning, he retired 10 consecutive batters. He struck out seven in that game, allowing just one run while throwing 109 pitches.

Dexter concluded the week by picking up a save in the final game of the Southern series. Dexter scattered three hits and retired 14 of the final 16 batters he faced. He struck out nine Southern batters, allowing one earned run in the 6-1 victory. Dexter currently ranks sixth in the OVC in E.R.A. (1.56) and opponent's batting average (.164).

EIU men's and women's tennis teams post wins

AURORA—Eastern Illinois men’s and women’s tennis both walked away with their second win of the weekend on Saturday with victories over North Central College. Both programs had 7-0 decisions over the Cardinals.

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The EIU women won their fourth straight match as they improved to 7-4 on the season. The NCC women fell to 8-4.

The EIU men moved their record back to .500 for the season at 8-8. The NCC men fell to 8-2.

The Panther women won all three matches in doubles to secure the early point in the match. Abby Carpenter and Karla Contreras teamed at number three doubles to post a 6-0 win.

In singles play Rachel Papavasilopoulos, Srishti Slaria and Claire Martin all picked up 6-0, 6-0 wins as the Panthers won all six singles matches in straight sets. Papavasilopoulos played at number one singles. Slaria played at number two and Martin at number four.

The men’s match saw all three doubles pairings go to the Panthers with Luka Knieling and Daniel Hernandez having the most closely contested match at number three doubles as they had a 7-5 win.

In singles play all six EIU players won in straight sets. Logan Charbonneau won 6-0, 6-2 at number four singles while Knieling won 6-0, 6-3 playing at number single singles.

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