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Women's Tennis Suffers 5-2 Setback at EMU

YPSILANTI, Mich. - The Ball State women's tennis team suffered a 5-2 loss at Eastern Michigan Friday evening indoors at the Chippewa Racket Club.

With the loss the Cardinals fall to 5-10 overall and 0-3 in Mid-American Conference while the Eagles improve to 6-11 overall and 2-0 in MAC play.

Eastern Michigan took the early 1-0 advantage over the Cardinals after sweeping the doubles point.  All three of Ball States doubles tandems lost by a score of 8-3.

In singles action, true freshman Courtney Wild earned her first conference victory on court one after defeating the Eagles Nino Mebuke in straight sets, 6-4, 6-4.  Wild leads the team in overall wins improving her singles mark to 16-10 for the fall and spring seasons. Senior co-captain Sarah Hebble also captured a 6-1, 6-4 victory over Mariya Toncheva at the No. 5 position.

Final Score:  Eastern Michigan University 5, Ball State University 2


1.  Miriam Westerink/Nino Mebuke (EMU) def. Courtney Wild/Kristel Sanders (BSU), 8-3

2.  Mariya Toncheva/Georgia de'Lisle-Tarr (EMU) def. Ashlyn Rang/Sarah Hebble (BSU), 8-3

3.  Daphne Friedrichs/Marcela Rivero (EMU) def. Dena Boulieris/Lauren Pickrel (BSU), 8-3


1.  Courtney Wild (BSU) def. Nino Mebuke (EMU)   6-4, 6-4

2.  Miriam Westerink (EMU) def. Kristel Sanders (BSU)  6-1, 2-6, 6-3

3.  Ankita Bhatia (EMU) def. Kylee Johnson (BSU)  6-1, 6-4

4.  Daphne Friedrichs (EMU) def. Ashlyn Rang (BSU)   7-5, 2-6, 6-4

5.  Sarah Hebble (BSU) def. Mariya Toncheva (EMU)  6-1, 6-4

6.  Marcela Rivero (EMU) def. Dena Boulieris (BSU)   6-4, 6-1

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