(Kansas City, Mo.) - The UMKC women's tennis squad grabbed their first win of the young season, and its first ever win over Creighton on Friday at the Carriage Club, 5-2.
The 'Roos (1-3) came into the dual with a 0-21 all-time mark against the Bluejays. The action got started in dramatic fashion in doubles action, with CU (1-2) taking the first match at No. 2 by an 8-5 margin. The drama came in the other two matches though, with No. 1 pair Laura Bouet and Eva Dalvai taking a late 9-7 win, followed by a tiebreak victory at No. 3 by Gabriela Pintos and Madeline Schulte, 9-8 (8-6), giving the doubles point to the 'Roos.
In singles action, Dalvai started the 'Roos off on the right foot with a 6-3, 6-3 win over Jennie Hartjes in the No. 1 spot. CU cut it to 2-1 overall in the No. 3 pairing when Mary McMullan defeated Suzan Lisenby, but Bouet tallied a 6-3, 7-6 (8-6) win at No. 2 to give UMKC a 3-1 cushion.
The clinching match came at No. 4's with Amelie Amsallem taking a 6-4, 6-2 decision, making it 4-1. The Bluejays won at No. 5 with a victory by Taylor Koehrson over Jillian Yakominich. UMKC won the No. 6 match as well, with Schulte taking a 6-2, 6-4 decision.
The Kangaroos will head to Des Moines, Iowa next weekend for three duals. They will face Drake, Chicago State, and Northern Iowa.
UMKC 5, Creighton 2
Feb 10, 2012 at Kansas City, Mo. (Carriage Club)
|1. Eva Dalvai (UMKC) def. Jennie Hartjes (CU) 6-3, 6-3|
|2. Laura Bouet (UMKC) def. Kelsey Schmidt (CU) 6-3 (8-6), 7-6|
|3. Mary McMullan (CU) def. Suzan Lisenby (UMKC) 7-5, 7-5|
|4. Amelie Amsallem (UMKC) def. Elizabeth Vermillion (CU) 6-4, 6-2|
|5. Taylor Koehrson (CU) def. Jillian Yakominich (UMKC) 6-3, 6-2|
|6. Madeline Schulte (UMKC) def. Amanda Noonan (CU) 6-2, 6-4|
|1. Laura Bouet/Eva Dalvai (UMKC) def. Kelsey Schmidt/Mary McMullan (CU) 9-7|
|2. Jennie Hartjes/Taylor Koehrson (CU) def. Suzan Lisenby/Amelie Amsallem (UMKC) 8-5|
|3. Gabriela Pintos/Madeline Schulte (UMKC) def. Elizabeth Vermillion/Amanda Noonan (CU) 9-8 (8-6)|
|Order of finish: Doubles (2,1,3); Singles (1,3,2,4,5,6)|