Katie Pleiman was one of three singles players to earn straight-set wins.
March 23, 2013
O'FALLON, Ill. - The Xavier women's tennis team continued to roll past its Atlantic 10 opponents as the Musketeers picked up a 6-1 victory over Saint Louis on Friday at the St. Clair Tennis Club to stay undefeated in league play.
The Musketeers have won four-straight overall to improve to 11-4 and are a perfect 5-0 when squaring off against league foes. Xavier looks to remain unblemished in the latter category when it hosts Duquesne on Sunday.
"This was another really solid A-10 performance tonight," head coach Eric Toth said. "Our girls really competed well from the first ball and played a pretty complete match. We'll enjoy this briefly and be ready to go for Duquesne."
Xavier picked up the doubles point to start the match and five of the singles contests giving them its first comfortable margin of victory against a conference opponent in weeks.
Alex Brinker increased her winning streak to 13 and sports a sparkling 14-1 record during her freshman campaign. She along with Katie Pleiman and Daniella Patton cruised to straight-set victories. Kally Alkire and Lizzie Oosterbaan battled to wins in three sets.
The Musketeers produced a doubles point by winning all three matchups marking the third-straight time XU has picked up the opening point of the match.
First serve against the Dukes is set for 10 a.m. at the Fairfield Mercy HealthPlex.
Xavier 6, Saint Louis 1
1. Katie Pleiman (XU) def. Stephanie Hollis (SLU) 6-1, 6-2
2. Alex Brinker (XU) def. Mia Elmore (SLU) 6-4, 6-1
3. Kally Alkire (XU) def. Brooke Urzendowski (SLU) 4-6, 6-2, 7-6 (7-5)
4. Daniella Patton (XU) def. Madison Cook (SLU) 6-2, 6-2
5. Lizzie Oosterbaan (XU) def. Maria Toro Moreno (SLU) 4-6, 6-3, 1-0 (10-6)
6. Natalia Yacaman (SLU) def. Allyson Westling (XU) 5-7, 6-1, 6-2
Doubles competition 1. Katie Pleiman/Kally Alkire (XU) def. Mia Elmore/Brooke Urzendowski (SLU) 8-1 2. Daniella Patton/Allyson Westling (XU) def. Stephanie Hollis/Madison Cook (SLU) 8-5 3. Alex Brinker/Brooke Dennis (XU) def. Maria Toro Moreno/Natalia Yacaman (SLU) 8-6
Match Notes: Xavier 11-4, 5-0 A-10 Saint Louis 8-6, 1-1 A-10