Xavier Downs Butler To Earn Second A-10 Victory

Lizzie Oosterbaan picked up a win as the Musketeers down the Bulldogs.

Lizzie Oosterbaan picked up a win as the Musketeers down the Bulldogs.

Feb. 13, 2013

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INDIANAPOLIS - The Xavier women's tennis team rebounded after having its four-match winning streak snapped with a 6-1 victory over league newcomer Butler on the road Wednesday afternoon at the Butler Bubble.

The Musketeers (6-2, 2-0 A-10) earned the doubles point and victories from all but one singles player to beat the Bulldogs for the 12th time in the last 14 meetings.

"It's always good to get A-10 wins and today was a pretty solid performance from everybody," head coach Eric Toth said after the match. "I felt our doubles has been improving steadily and today was our best collective performance as far as doubles is concerned this season. This is a nice way to start the week going into what will be a very competitive match with Cleveland State on Friday."

The Musketeers earned the doubles point to start out the match in convincing fashion dropping a combined five sets over the three matches. Kally Alkire and Katie Pleiman provided an 8-3 victory at the top doubles position.

The combinations of Alex Brinker with Allyson Westling as well as Daniella Patton playing alongside Andrea Wolf earned 8-1 wins.

Brinker continued her string of singles victories with a straight-set victory at the No. 2 position for the Musketeers. The freshman has won six-consecutive decisions. Patton pulled out a three-set win after dropping the first set in the No. 3 singles match.

Pleiman, Wolf and Oosterbaan all captured straight-set victories and the only loss came at No. 4 singles position where Alkire dropped a tough three-set decision.

The Musketeers return home on Friday to face Cleveland State at 7 p.m. at the Eastern Hills Indoor Tennis Center.

Xavier 6, Butler 1

Singles competition
1. Katie Pleiman (XU) def. Stephanie McLoughlin (BU) 6-2, 7-5
2. Alex Brinker (XU) def. Caroline Hedrick (BU) 6-1, 6-3
3. Daniella Patton (XU) def. Brittany Farmer (BU) 6-7 (7-9), 6-4, 6-2
4. Konstantina Adami (BU) def. Kally Alkire (XU) 1-6, 6-3, 6-2
5. Andrea Wolf (XU) def. Laura Shull (BU) 6-3, 6-1
6. Lizzie Oosterbaan (XU) def. Clare Cornelius (BU) 6-0, 6-0

Doubles competition
1. Kally Alkire/Katie Pleiman (XU) def. Konstantina Adami/Stephanie McLoughlin (BU) 8-3
2. Alex Brinker/Allyson Westling (XU) def. Brittany Farmer/Caroline Hedrick (BU) 8-1
3. Daniella Patton/Andrea Wolf (XU) def. Clare Cornelius/Laura Shull (BU) 8-1

Match Notes:
Xavier 6-2
Butler 2-6