Women's Tennis Finishes Undefeated in Florida

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Analese Snyder
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ORLANDO, Fla. - The Creighton women's tennis team finished their spring break trip undefeated, downing Niagara 6-1 on Thursday morning.  The Bluejays finished with wins over Grand Valley State, Sacred Heart, St. Joseph and Niagara.

"The women's team came focused the whole week and played four solid teams, coming away with four good wins," said head coach Tom Lilly.  "We showed the depth we have on our team with wins throughout the lineup.  I am very pleased with how tough the team played this week."

Creighton won all three doubles matches, taking the 1-0 lead heading into singles play.  Analese Snyder and Jennie Hartjes improved to 3-3 as a pair this spring, defeating Hilary Hansen and Iva Celan 8-5 at the No. 1 doubles. 

Kelsey Schmidt and Mary McMullan won their fifth straight doubles match, improving to 6-2 on the spring and 10-4 overall on the year, with an 8-4 win over Ashley Ta and Maria Ortiz at the No. 2 doubles.

Closing out doubles play, Amanda Noonan and Taylor Koehrsen won their second straight, defeating Rachel Zilka and Jenna McCune 8-1 at the No. 3 doubles spot.  The Bluejays won the doubles point in every match over the trip, and have won it nine different times this season.

The Bluejays won five of the six singles matches, falling just at the No. 1 spot when Hilary Hansen defeated Hartjes 7-6, 6-4.  Schmidt then won her fourth straight match with a 6-3, 6-2 win over Iva Celan at the No. 2 spot. 

Snyder downed Ashley Ta 7-6, 7-5 at the No. 3 singles, and McMullan won her team leading 10th singles match with a 6-3, 4-6, 6-3 win over Maria Ortiz at the No. 4 singles spot.

The Bluejay freshman finished out play with a Koehrsen 6-2, 6-1 win over Vicki Sardelitti at the No. 5 spot and a Vermillion 6-1, 6-0 win at the No. 6 singles.

Creighton will next be in action when they host Northern Colorado on Saturday, March 17.

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