OMAHA, Neb. - The Creighton women's tennis team edged South Dakota State 4-3 at the Hanscom Tennis Center late Friday.
Sophomore Taylor Koehrsen secured the Bluejays' victory with a final singles win at the No. 6 position.
Creighton (2-5) claimed four of six singles matches to earn the victory after dropping the doubles point to begin the dual. South Dakota State (5-6) opened the match by taking two of three doubles contests.
At No. 1 doubles SDSU's Ffion Davies and Jenny Blackburne defeated CU senior Anna Kirshenbaum and junior Analese Snyder 8-3 to take an early advantage. The visiting Jackrabbits secured the doubles point on court three as Beatriz Souza and Florencia Magni stopped the Bluejay duo Amanda Noonan and Liz Vermillion 8-5. The No. 2 doubles match was halted with Creighton leading 7-6 when SDSU claimed the point on court three.
All of the singles matches were decided in straight sets.
With the Jays down 1-0, Creighton sophomore Jennie Hartjes quickly tied the match with a 6-0, 6-2 decision over Magni on court one. SDSU moved back in front after Davies claimed a 6-3, 6-2 win over Snyder at No. 2 singles.
CU sophomore Amanda Noonan tied the match at 2-2 by defeating Souza 6-4, 6-4 on court four. Kirshenbaum gave Creighton its first lead of the match at 3-2 by knocking off SDSU's Jenny Blackburne 6-0, 7-6 on court three.
The Jackrabbits knotted the match at 3-3 after Tacy Haws-Lay dealt CU freshman Sam Anderson a 6-0, 6-0 setback.
Koehrsen won the team match point for the Bluejays after defeating Brooke Henry of SDSU 6-4, 6-0 on court six.
Creighton returns to action with a Missouri Valley Conference match at Wichita State at 10 a.m. Sunday
South Dakota State vs. Creighton
March 4, 2013 at Omaha, Neb.
(Hanscom Tennis Center)
Creighton 4, South Dakota State 3
1. Jennie Hartjes (CU) def. Florencia Magni (SDSU) 6-0, 6-2
2. Ffion Davies (SDSU) def. Analese Snyder (CU) 6-3, 6-2
3. Anna Kirshenbaum (CU) def. Jenny Blackburne (SDSU) 6-0, 7-6
4. Amanda Noonan (CU) def. Beatriz Souza (SDSU) 6-4, 6-4
5. Tacy Haws-Lay (SDSU) def. Sam Anderson (CU) 6-0, 6-0
6. Taylor Koehrsen (CU) def. Brooke Henry (SDSU) 6-4, 6-0
Order of finish: 1, 2, 4, 3, 5, 6*
Order of finish: 1, 3