Women's Tennis Takes Down NKU, 6-1

Sydney Liggins had her first shutout singles win against NKU.

Sydney Liggins had her first shutout singles win against NKU.

March 19, 2014

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CINCINNATI - Xavier took care of business in their mid-week battle against Northern Kentucky, 6-1.

Freshman Sydney Liggins grabbed a shutout singles point for XU over Danielle Donahue. This is the third shutout by a Musketeer this season, the other two from Andrea Wolf and Cristina Di Lorenzo.

Wolf and Patton won their matches against NKU, 6-0, 6-2 and 6-0, 6-1, improving their records to 10-4 and 12-2, respectively.

At the No. 4 position, Daniella Patton defeated Nicole Soutar, 6-0, 6-1, while Lizzie Oosterbann, playing at No. 6, beat Sierra Nellessen, 6-3, 6-3.

In doubles, Allyson Westling and Wolf shutout Nellessen and Yasmine Xantos, giving the team its second shutout of the season. Di Lorenzo and Patton took their doubles match from Marta Romeo and Nicole Soutar, 8-5, quickly, leaving Alex Brinker and Liggins to not finish.

"We got another great effort out of everybody today and played some very good tennis as well. Our girls are looking forward to getting back out there at home against Dayton on Saturday," said head coach Eric Toth.

Xavier's next match is home against old A-10 foe, Dayton. The match will take place at Eastern Hills Indoor Tennis Club beginning at 6 p.m.

1. Voscekova (NKU) def. Brinker 6-3, 6-1
2. Liggins (XU) def. Donahue 6-0, 6-0
3. DiLorenzo (XU) def. Romeo 6-2, 6-2
4. Patton (XU) def. Soutar 6-0, 6-1
5. Wolf (XU) def. Xantos 6-0, 6-2
6. Oosterbaan (XU) def. Nellesson 6-3, 6-3

1. Donahue/Voscekova (NKU) led Brinker/Liggins 7-5, Did Not Finish
2. Di Lorenzo/Patton (XU) def. Romeo/Souter 8-5
3. Westling/Wolf (XU) def. Nellesson/Xantos 8-0

Xavier 6, NKU 1

Match Notes
Xavier: 11-3, BIG EAST 1-0
Northern Kentucky: 5-6
Order of Finish : Singles (2, 4, 5, 3, 1, 6) Doubles (3, 2)