Xavier Breezes Past Dayton To Earn Conference Victory
Feb. 3, 2013
DAYTON, Ohio - A Xavier consistent lineup guided the women's tennis team to a 7-0 victory over Dayton at the Five Season Sports Club on Saturday earning a second-straight win and league opening victory.
The Musketeers (3-1) have used the same combination of players to open to season and beat the Flyers (4-5) for the 12th-consecutive time.
"I felt we performed pretty well this afternoon. It's nice to get an A-10 win under our belts," head coach Eric Toth said. "I feel everybody is competing well and backing it up with solid play. Our girls are confident and look forward to Sunday's match against Miami (Ohio)."
Xavier opened the match with a decisive showing in the doubles pairings. Seniors Kally Alkire and Katie Pleiman made short work of their opponents - Carly Peck and Maureen Stevens - with an 8-1 victory at the No. 1 doubles position.
Freshman Alex Brinker and junior Allyson Westling defeated (8-2) Katie Boeckman and Sammi Hornbarger at the No. 2 position while sophomore Daniella Patto and Andrea Wolf cruised to an 8-3 win over Erin Filbrandt and Claire McNulty.
The Musketeers then picked their way singles portion with six straight-set victories. Pleiman won (6-2, 7-5) at the No. 1 singles position, Brinker knocked off (6-0, 6-1) Peck at No. 2 singles and Patton defeated (6-2, 6-2) Stevens at the No. 3 spot.
Alkire won her second match of the year at the No. 4 position with a victory over (6-3, 6-2) McNulty, Wolf won (6-4, 6-3) her second-straight No. 5 singles battle over Boeckman and sophomore Lizzie Oosterbaan collected her first victory (6-3, 6-1) of the season over Filbrandt at the No. 6 position.
The Musketeers will face regional foe Miami (Ohio) on Sunday. The match is schedule for a 4 p.m. start time at Hamilton's Riverside Athletic Club.
Xavier 7, Dayton 0
Singles competition 1. Katie Pleiman (XU) def. Sammi Hornbarger (UD) 6-2, 7-5 2. Alex Brinker (XU) def. Carly Peck (UD) 6-0, 6-1 3. Daniella Patton (XU) def. Maureen Stevens (UD) 6-2, 6-2 4. Kally Alkire (XU) def. Claire McNulty (UD) 6-3, 6-2 5. Andrea Wolf (XU) def. Katie Boeckman (UD) 6-4, 6-3 6. Lizzie Oosterbaan (XU) def. Erin Filbrandt (UD) 6-3, 6-1
Doubles competition 1. Kally Alkire/Katie Pleiman (XU) def. Carly Peck/Maureen Stevens (UD) 8-1 2. Alex Brinker/Allyson Westling (XU) def. Katie Boeckman/Sammi Hornbarger (UD) 8-2 3. Daniella Patton/Andrea Wolf (XU) def. Erin Filbrandt/Claire McNulty (UD) 8-3
Match Notes: Xavier 3-1 Dayton 4-5