Andrea Wolf snatched a shutout singles point during the match.
April 5, 2014
BALTIMORE - After dropping a tough match Friday afternoon, Xavier's women's tennis team was able to bounce back Saturday. The team faced UMBC on the road came out victorious, 7-0. This win is the team's fifth shutout of the season.
Freshman Sydney Liggins started the team off strong at the No. 1 spot with a victory over Kim Berghaus, 6-4, 6-2. Fellow freshman Cristina Di Lorenzo followed Liggins's start with a 6-3, 7-5 win over Mariami Dolashivili.
Rounding off singles play was Daniella Patton and Lizzie Ooserbaan grabbing the last two points up or grabs. Patton beat Isabel Aldunate, 6-3, 7-5, and Oosterbaan beat Shannon Cleary, 6-0, 7-6(6).
Doubles competition took care of business quickly with Brinker and Liggins and Allyson Westling and Wolf winning their matches, 8-3 and 8-4, respectively.
Head coach Eric Toth said, "Our girls really did a great job in some tricky conditions to respond from yesterday's loss. We have one more big week coming up we'll look to get things started in a positive direction against Wright St on Wednesday."
The match against Wright State will be played at Wright State on Wednesday, April 9 at 3 p.m.
1. Liggins (XU) def. Berghaus (UMBC) 6-4, 6-2
2. Brinker (XU) def. Kurasz (UMBC) 7-5, 7-5
3. Di Lorenzo (XU) def. Dolashivili (UMBC) 4-6, 6-1, 6-0
4. Patton (XU) def. I. Aldunate (UMBC) 6-3, 7-5
5. Wolf (XU) def. A. Aldunate (UMBC) 6-0, 6-0
6. Oosterbaan (XU) def. Cleary (UMBC) 6-0, 7-6(6)
1. Brinker/Liggins (XU) d Dolashivili/I Aldunate (UMBC) 8-3
2. Cleary/Kurasz (UMBC) led DiLorenzo/Patton (XU) 6-4, Did Not Finish
3. Westling/Wolf (XU) d A Aldunate/Berghaus (UMBC) 8-4
Xavier 7, UMBC 0
Xavier: 14-5, 1-1 BIG EAST
Order of Finish: Singles (1, 3, 5, 2, 4, 6) Doubles (3, 1)