Brinker Collects Ninth-Straight Win On Thursday
March 4, 2013
HONOLULU - Freshman Alex Brinker improved her singles winning-streak to nine and was the lone victor for the Xavier women's tennis team which dropped a 6-1 to 40th-ranked San Diego State.
The Musketeers (7-4) dropped their match against the Aztecs to close out their spring break trip to Hawaii.
Brinker defeated Alicia Aguilar 6-1, 7-5 at the No. 2 singles spot making the Xavier rookie 10-1 on the season. Her only loss came to the 62nd-ranked Rebecca Shine of Louisville on Jan. 20.
Xavier dropped all five of its other singles match and also dropped the doubles point to begin the match. Freshman Caitlin Lawless made her first appearance of the spring and lost a spirited two-set match (7-5, 6-4) at the No. 6 singles position.
The Musketeers will kick off a stretch of several home matches in March this weekend when it hosts Massachusetts on Friday and IUPUI on Saturday. Both matches begin at 7 p.m. and will be played at the Eastern Hills Indoor Tennis Complex.
#40 San Diego State 6, Xavier 1
1. Julia Wais (SDSU) def. Katie Pleiman (XU) 6-1, 6-4
2. Alex Brinker (XU) def. Alicia Aguilar (SDSU) 6-1, 7-5
3. Laura Antonana Iriat (SDSU) def. Kally Alkire (XU) 6-0, 6-4
4. Tami Nyugen (SDSU) def. Daniella Patton (XU) 6-2, 6-3
5. Kristin Buth (SDSU) def. Andrea Wolf (XU) 6-4, 6-1
6. Michela Cassanova (SDSU) def. Caitlin Lawless (XU) 6-4, 7-5
Doubles competition 1. Michela Cassanova/Laura Antonana Iriat (SDSU) def. Katie Pleiman/Kally Alkire (XU) 8-2 2. Julia Wais/Kristin Buth (SDSU) def. Alex Brinker/Allyson Westling (XU) 8-1 3. Alicia Aguilar/Isabella Hoorn (SDSU) def. Daniella Patton/Andrea Wolf (XU) 8-5
Match Notes: Xavier 7-4 San Diego State 5-3; National ranking #40