Women's Tennis Picks Up Sweep Over IUPUI

Lizzie Oosterbaan returned to the lineup and won in straight sets.

Lizzie Oosterbaan returned to the lineup and won in straight sets.

March 10, 2013

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CINCINNATI - After battling to an important conference victory the night before the Xavier women's tennis team returned to the court on Saturday and picked up a decisive 7-0 victory over IUPUI at the Eastern Hills Indoor Tennis Club.

The Musketeers (9-4, 3-0 Atlantic 10) picked up the win on the heels of a down-to-the-wire 4-3 decision against Massachusetts that ended less than 24 hours before the start of Saturday's match. The Jaguars dropped to 2-9 on the season.

"I am pleased with how we rebounded tonight. We had a very emotional 4-3 win last night, and did not let down at all this evening," said assistant coach Doug Matthews. "Everyone contributed in some way and I felt the girls who weren't playing did a great job of cheering and encouraging the team. I would also like to congratulate Megan Morris and Brooke Dennis on their first dual match wins. We have a lot of depth this year and I am glad we could show it off tonight."

Morris and Dennis teamed up to win one of two doubles matches that started off the match. Also winning was the combination of Katie Pleiman and Kally Alkire.

In singles play Pleiman was the only one who was tested but she was able to win on a tiebreaker in the second set to win for the eighth time in 10 tries. Alex Brinker extended her winning streak to 11 and Lizzie Oosterbaan returned to the lineup to win a 6-0, 6-0 decision at the No. 6 singles spot.

The Musketeers return to action on Friday against Temple. Both Xavier teams will be facing the Owls beginning at 7 p.m. at Eastern Hills.

Xavier 7, IUPUI 0

Singles competition
1. Katie Pleiman (XU) def. Shelby Hullett (IUPUI) 6-0, 7-6 (7-4)
2. Alex Brinker (XU) def. Bobbi Modesto (IUPUI) 6-0, 6-2
3. Kally Alkire (XU) def. Vanessa Whyte (IUPUI) 6-2, 6-2
4. Daniella Patton (XU) def. Jesika Bays (IUPUI) 6-0, 6-2
5. Andrea Wolf (XU) def. Rachael Bridegroom (IUPUI) 6-0, 6-2
6. Lizzie Oosterbaan (XU) def. Jaclyn Hyman (IUPUI) 6-0, 6-0

Doubles competition
1. Katie Pleiman/Kally Alkire (XU) def. Shelby Hullett/Bobbi Modesto (IUPUI) 8-0
2. Rachael Bridegroom/Vanessa Whyte (IUPUI) def. Alex Brinker/Allyson Westling (XU) 8-7 (7-2)
3. Megan Morris/Brooke Dennis (XU) def. Jesika Bays/Jaclyn Hyman (IUPUI) 8-1

Match Notes:
IUPUI 2-9 Xavier 9-4, 3-0 A-10