Creighton Women's Tennis Falls to Eastern Michigan
OMAHA, Neb. - The Creighton women's team fell to 2-2, 0-1 on the season Friday after losing 7-0 to the Eagles of Eastern Michigan (4-3, 0-0). Mary McMullan and Kelsey Schmidt won at No. 2 doubles to lead the day off, but the Eagles proved too much winning every other set.
After McMullan and Schmidt defeated Mariya Toncheva and Celine Donnet 8-4 in the No. 2 doubles, Anna Kirshenbaum and Analese Snyder took on Miriam Westerink and Nino Mebuke in the No. 1 doubles, falling 8-3 (3-7). In the deciding match for the doubles point, Georgia de'Lisle-Tarr and Xu Chang of Eastern Michigan shut out Leesa Cadwallader and Sarah Cadwallader 8-0. The win gave the Eagles the point from doubles.
The No. 2 singles finished first, with Mebuke defeating Snyder in straight sets, 6-0, 6-1. The score moved to 2-0 in favor of the Eagles. It quickly moved to 3-0 when de'Lisle-Tarr defeated Sarah Cadwallader 6-2, 6-1.
In a decisive match, with Creighton either holding on to a possible win or Eastern Michigan being guaranteed of the win, McMullan fell to Marcela Rivera of Eastern Michigan 7-5, 6-2. The win gave the Eagles the 4-0 advantage, which also gave them the match win.
Creighton could still battle in and win singles matches, but the Eagles were just too strong at each position. In No. 3 singles, Schmidt fell 0-6, 1-6 to Chang, followed by a 6-2, 7-6 (7-3) victory for Westerink over Creighton's Kirshenbaum. In the final match of the day, Lauren Mastro fell to Mariya Toncheva 6-2, 6-3.
Creighton won't have much time to dwell on today's loss, however, as they play host to the South Dakota State Jackrabbits tomorrow night, Saturday, February 12, at 7:00 p.m. The match, which will also have the men's tennis team taking on the Jackrabbits, is going to be played at Hanscom Tennis Center. Check into www.gocreighton.com for all the latest scores and information on your favorite Bluejay teams.