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The No. 19 Tarleton State women's tennis team dropped a 5-3 decision to Stephen F. Austin Sunday evening.

The TexAnns won two of three doubles matches, but were victorious in just one singles match.

Tarleton's pairing of Alicia Perez and Adrianna Jaskova defeated SFA's Paolo Montuenga and Alina Shazhko 9-8 (4) in the first match of the day. TexAnns Mariana Freitas and Melanie Barnes followed that up with an 8-3 win over Andreea Enica and Meaghan Ocanas in No. 2 doubles.

The TexAnns could not keep the momentum going in singles action though, with Melanie Barnes earning Tarleton's lone singles victory with a 6-1, 7-5 decision over Alice Pacaut.

With a big week coming up, the TexAnns have little time to rest. Tarleton hosts No. 18 Cameron today and Southeastern Oklahoma on Saturday.