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