Sophomore Kelsey Kinnard won her first Flight 2 match of the season in straight sets.
March 31, 2009
CINCINNATI - Despite playing without top-flight senior Kara Courtney, the XU women's tennis team bested Wright State in decisive fashion, 6-1, on Tuesday. Sophomore Kelsey Kinnard played well in her move up to the Flight 2 slot, cruising to a straight set victory to help the Musketeers win five of six singles matches.
XU opened the meet with a decisive sweep of the doubles action. Juniors Jill Ducro and Aylin Seyalioglu started the Musketeers off with an 8-2 win over Wright State's Jackie Garret and Karina Presti in the Flight 2 match. Sophomore Kelsey Kinnard and Tifanie Treece followed suit with an 8-3 besting of the Raiders' Masha Peresetsky and Kenisha Webb in Flight 1 action to give XU the doubles point.
Once singles action got underway, the Musketeers continued their strong play with five straight set victories. Feider started the rally, earning her third consecutive singles win with a 6-1, 6-1 besting of Garrett in the Flight 4 match.Ducro followed with her fifth straight singles victory, tying for the best active streak on the team. She took down Webb in Flight 3 action, winning 6-2, 6-1 to earn her team-best 14th singles win of the dual meet season.
Bumped up to the Flight 2 slot for the first time this season, Kinnard responded to the challenge with a straight set victory over Peresetsky. The two battled in the first set before Kinnard came out with a 6-4 win. The Musketeer sophomore shut down Peresetsky in the second set, blanking her in a 6-0 victory.
Matching Ducro's streak of five straight singles victories, junior Kaitlyn Zinn won her Flight 5 match in convincing fashion, shutting out Cappozziello 6-0, 6-0. Pleiman matched her teammate's effort, recording a 6-0, 6-0 victory over Wright State's Kelsey Miles in their Flight 6 showdown.
XU will return to action on Wednesday, taking on Cincinnati at the Xavier Tennis Courts at 3 p.m. Depending on the weather, the meet may be moved to a yet to be determined indoor location.