Women's Tennis Wins Second Straight with 6-1 Win Over Sacred Heart

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ORLANDO, Fla. - The Creighton women's tennis team swept through doubles play en route to a 6-1 win over Sacred Heart on Tuesday morning.  The Bluejays are now 2-0 in Orlando, set to play their third match tomorrow against Saint Joseph before closing out the week with a match against Niagara on Thursday.

For the sixth time this season the team won the doubles point, this time by sweeping all three matches.  Jennie Hartjes and Analese Snyder improved to 2-2 in No. 1 singles play, defeating Kate Donnelly and Kristina Chao 8-2. 

Kelsey Schmidt and Mary McMullan won their third straight match at the No. 2 doubles, improving to 4-2 overall in doubles play and 3-1 at the No. 2 spot with an 8-4 win over Delaney Downing and Gabi Kalden.

Closing out doubles play, the freshman tandem of Elizabeth Vermillion and Amanda Noonan defeated Nicole Rydzewski and Haley Dubits 8-1 in the No. 3 spot.  The pair is now 4-1 on the year, holding the most wins out of any doubles pairing on the team.

Creighton won five of the six singles matches, falling in just the No. 1 singles.  Jennie Hartjes and Gabi Kaldan split the opening sets before Kaldan held on for a 10-8 win in the tiebreak - 6-3, 1-6, 10-8.

The rest of the matches ended in straight sets, with Creighton victorious in each.  Schmidt defeated Nicold Rydzewski 6-3, 6-3 at No. 2 singles, Snyder downed Kate Donnelly 6-2, 6-4 in the No. 3 singles.

McMullan won her fifth match at No. 4 singles, her team-leading eighth singles win of the spring, by defeating Kristina Chao 6-4, 6-2.  Koehrsen and Vermillion closed out play winning the No. 5 and No. 6 singles, with Koehrsen defeating Delaney Downing 6-0, 6-1 and Vermillion posting straight 6-2, 6-2 sets over Kristin Legenza.

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