Wright State Is No Challenge For Women's Tennis

Daniella Patton secures last singles point for the shutout of WSU.

Daniella Patton secures last singles point for the shutout of WSU.

April 10, 2014

DAYTON, Ohio - Women's tennis team swept Wright State at the WSU Tennis Courts on Wednesday. With this sweep, the women record their sixth shutout of the season.

"Our girls really did a great job of competing hard on every court," said head coach Eric Toth. "That is all a coach can ask for. We played good tennis, too. We look forward to finishing up the regular season this weekend with two important BIG EAST matches, facing Creighton and Providence. Two more good performances will give us all the confidence we need heading into the BIG EAST tournament in a couple of weeks."

Doubles competition started Xavier off strong with Cristina Di Lorenzo and Daniella Patton and Allyson Westling and Andrea Wolf obtaining quick wins. Di Lorenzo and Patton beat Chelsea Girgash and Lauren Smith, 8-0, while Westling and Wolf followed in their lead. They beat Megan Brdicka and Aby Madrigal, 8-1.

Wolf shut out Liz Steingass to capture the first singles point of the match. Alex Brinker quickly followed beating Vanessa Madrigal, 6-1, 6-1. Di Lorenzo secured the third singles point by beating A. Madrigal, 6-0, 6-1.

Junior Lizzie Oosterbaan defeated Smith, 6-0, 6-2, and Liggins beat Linsey Verstrepen, 6-0, 6-1. Rounding out singles competition, Patton grabbed the last singles point by beating Megan Brdicka, 6-2, 6-3.

With not having a singles match go into a tie break, Xavier beat Wright State, 7-0.



The women take the momentum of back-to-back shutouts into a BIG weekend where they will face Creighton on Friday and Providence on Sunday.

1. Liggins (XU) def. Verstrepen (WSU) 6-0, 6-1
2. Brinker (XU) def. V. Madrigal (WSU) 6-1, 6-1
3. Di Lorenzo (XU) def. A. Madrigal (WSU) 6-0, 6-1
4. Patton (XU) def. Brdicka (WSU) 6-2, 6-3
5. Wolf (XU) def. Steingass (WSU) 6-0, 6-0
6. Oosterbaan (XU) def. Smith (WSU) 6-0, 6-2

1. Brinker/Liggins (XU) led V. Madrigal/Verstrepen (WSU) 7-2, Did Not Finish
2. Di Lorenzo/Patton (XU) def. Girgash/Smith (WSU) 8-0
3. Westling/Wolf (XU) def. Brdicka/A. Madrigal (WSU) 8-1

Xavier 7, Wright State 0

Match Notes:
Xavier: 15-5, BIG EAST 1-1
Wright State: 8-15
Order of Finish: Singles (5, 2, 3, 6, 1, 4), Doubles (2, 3)