ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. - The Creighton women's tennis team fell 6-1 to South Carolina State in a neutral-site match in suburban Orlando Monday.
Junior Analese Snyder claimed the only point of the match for Creighton (3-7) at No. 2 singles. South Carolina State (7-3) jumped out to an early lead by winning the doubles point.
Snyder and senior Anna Kirshenbaum dropped an 8-3 decision to SCSU's Maria Craciun and Klara Dohnalova at No. 1 doubles. The Creighton tandem of sophomore Jennie Hartjes and freshman Sam Anderson blanked Nataliya Dyatlova and Irina Cvijovic of South Carolina State on court two. The Bulldog duo of Victoria Khatcei and Laura Bosneag took down the CU sophomore pairing of Liz Vermillion and Amanda Noonan.
All of the singles results were decided in straight sets.
Snyder claimed the lone point for the Bluejays on court two with a 6-4, 6-2 win over Dyatlova. On court one Hartjes fell 6-3, 6-4 to Craciun. Kirshenbaum went extra games in a set one loss to Dohnalova at 7-5 before dropping set two 6-2.
On court four SCSU's Khatcei got the better of Noonan in a 6-3, 6-2 victory. Anderson rebounded from a 6-0 first-set loss with a 7-5 setback in set two to Bosneag on court five. Vermillion dropped a pair of 6-4 sets to Cvijovic on court 6.
Creighton returns to action Tuesday with two neutral-site matches against Saint Ambrose and Robert Morris in Orlando, Fla.
South Carolina State vs. Creighton
March 11, 2013 at Altamonte Springs, Fla.
South Carolina State 6, Creighton 1
1. Maria Craciun (SCSU) def. Jennie Hartjes (CU) 6-3, 6-4
2. Analese Snyder (CU) def. Nataliya Dyatlova (SCSU) 6-4, 6-2
3. Klara Dohnalova (SCSU) def. Anna Kirshenbaum (CU) 7-5, 6-2
4. Victoria Khatcei (SCSU) def. Amanda Noonan (CU) 6-3, 6-2
5. Laura Bosneag (SCSU) def. Sam Anderson (CU) 6-0, 7-5
6. Irina Cvijovic (SCSU) def. Liz Vermillion (CU) 6-4, 6-4
1. Craciun/Dohnalova (SCSU) def. Kirshenbaum/Snyder (CU) 8-3
2. Hartjes/Anderson (CU) def. Dyatlova/Cvijovic (SCSU) 8-0
3. Khatcei/Bosneag (SCSU) def. Vermillion/Noonan (CU) 8-2