Women's Tennis Overpowers Bradley in First MVC Win

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Analese Snyder
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PEORIA, Ill. - The Creighton women's tennis match was moved indoors on Saturday due to inclement weather, but the Bluejays reigned supreme, with a 7-0 sweep over Bradley in Missouri Valley Conference play.  The win improves the Jays to 10-7 on the season, 1-3 in conference play, with Bradley dropping to 3-14, 0-4 in MVC play.

Creighton won all three doubles matches, led by Kelsey Schmidt and Mary McMullan's 8-0 shutout of Meredith McDonaugh and Corey Mattson in the No. 2 doubles.  Jennie Hartjes and Analese Snyder then downed Sarah Rodefeld and Adele Henke 8-3 in the No. 1 doubles before Elizabeth Vermillion and Amanda Noonan defeated Carly Miles and Jessie Bertine 8-4 at the No. 3 doubles.

Schmidt and McMullan have now won four straight doubles matches at No. 2, leading the team with a 10-3 mark this spring. 

Creighton took five of the six singles matches in straight sets, started by McMullan's 6-3, 6-1 win over McDonagh at the No. 4 singles.  Snyder then downed Cassia Wojtalik 6-1, 6-2 in the No. 3 singles.

Taylor Koehrsen then gave Creighton the automatic win, putting the Jays ahead 4-0 with her 6-4, 6-3 win in the No. 6 singles.  Hartjes defeated Rodefeld 6-0, 6-4 in the No. 1 singles and Schmidt downed Henke in straight sets 6-4, 6-2 at the No. 2 singles. 

In the final match of the day, Vermillion won the opening set 6-4 over Corey Mattson, but dropped the second set 1-6.  Vermillion won the third-set tiebreak to complete the sweep on the day for the Jays.

Creighton will be back in action tomorrow morning when they take on Illinois State at 10:00 am.  The Bluejays then return home to host Northern Iowa and Drake next weekend.

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