Women's Tennis Drops Home Match vs. Evansville

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Analese Snyder
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OMAHA, Neb. - Windy conditions made for a challenging day on the tennis court and the Creighton women's tennis team fell to Evansville 5-2 at the Koch Tennis Center.  Mary McMullan was victorious in both her No. 4 singles and No. 2 doubles matches, but it wouldn't be enough for the Jays on the afternoon, as they drop to 9-6 overall, 0-2 in MVC play.

McMullan teamed up with Kelsey Schmidt to defeat Gaby Fifer and Emily Richardson 8-3 at the No. 2 doubles to start off the day.  Aleks Dzakula and Jessica Raatz of Evansville took the No. 3 doubles over Elizabeth Vermillion and Amanda Noonan 8-4.  The doubles point came down to the No. 1 spot, where Jennie Hartjes and Analese Snyder lost a hard battle with Dora Kotsious and Natasha James, 8-5.

Evansville brought the 1-0 lead into singles play when McMullan evened the match 1-1 with her 6-4, 6-1 win over Gaby Fifer at the No. 4 singles.  Natasha James then won at No. 2 singles, 6-3, 6-4 over Creighton's Schmidt and Kelsey Costales defeated Taylor Koehrsen -3, 6-1 at the No. 6 singles to take a 3-1 lead. 

Dora Kotsiou then gave Evansville the win with a 6-4, 6-3 win at No. 1 singles over Hartjes.  Snyder gave Creighton it's second point of the day with a 6-4, 6-1 win over Mina Milovic at the No. 3 singles before Jessica Raatz defeated Vermillion 7-6, 1-6, 1-0 at the No. 5 singles.

Evansville improves to 10-5, 1-1 in conference play with the win. 

Creighton will be in action again tomorrow morning, when they host Southern Illinois (11-3, 1-0) at the Koch Tennis Center.  First serve is set for 11:00 am.

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