OMAHA, Neb. -
The Creighton women's tennis team edged South Dakota State 4-3 at the Hanscom
Tennis Center late Friday.
Sophomore Taylor Koehrsen secured the Bluejays' victory
with a final singles win at the No. 6 position.
Creighton (2-5) claimed four of six singles matches to
earn the victory after dropping the doubles point to begin the dual. South
Dakota State (5-6) opened the match by taking two of three doubles contests.
At No. 1 doubles SDSU's Ffion Davies and Jenny Blackburne
defeated CU senior Anna Kirshenbaum and junior Analese Snyder 8-3 to take an
early advantage. The visiting Jackrabbits secured the doubles point on court
three as Beatriz Souza and Florencia Magni stopped the Bluejay duo Amanda
Noonan and Liz Vermillion 8-5. The No. 2 doubles match was halted with
Creighton leading 7-6 when SDSU claimed the point on court three.
All of the singles matches were decided in straight sets.
With the Jays down 1-0, Creighton sophomore Jennie
Hartjes quickly tied the match with a 6-0, 6-2 decision over Magni on court
one. SDSU moved back in front after Davies claimed a 6-3, 6-2 win over Snyder
at No. 2 singles.
CU sophomore Amanda Noonan tied the match at 2-2 by
defeating Souza 6-4, 6-4 on court four. Kirshenbaum gave Creighton its first
lead of the match at 3-2 by knocking off SDSU's Jenny Blackburne 6-0, 7-6 on
The Jackrabbits knotted the match at 3-3 after Tacy
Haws-Lay dealt CU freshman Sam Anderson a 6-0, 6-0 setback.
Koehrsen won the team match point for the Bluejays after
defeating Brooke Henry of SDSU 6-4, 6-0 on court six.
Creighton returns to action with a Missouri Valley
Conference match at Wichita State at 10 a.m. Sunday
South Dakota State
March 4, 2013 at Omaha,
Creighton 4, South Dakota State
1. Jennie Hartjes (CU) def. Florencia Magni (SDSU) 6-0,
2. Ffion Davies (SDSU) def. Analese Snyder (CU) 6-3, 6-2
3. Anna Kirshenbaum (CU) def. Jenny Blackburne (SDSU)
4. Amanda Noonan (CU) def. Beatriz Souza (SDSU) 6-4, 6-4
5. Tacy Haws-Lay (SDSU) def. Sam Anderson (CU) 6-0, 6-0
6. Taylor Koehrsen (CU) def. Brooke Henry (SDSU) 6-4, 6-0
Order of finish: 1, 2, 4, 3, 5, 6*
1. Ffion Davies/Jenny Blackburne (SDSU) def. Anna
Kirshenbaum/Analese Snyder (CU) 8-3
Hartjes/Sam Anderson (CU) vs. Tacy Haws-Lay/Brooke Henry (SDSU) 7-6, unfinished
3. Beatriz Souza/Florencia Magni (SDSU) def. Amanda
Noonan/Liz Vermillion (CU) 8-5
Order of finish: 1, 3