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Women's Tennis Suffers 6-1 Loss to Western Michigan

MUNCIE, Ind. - The Ball State University women's tennis team lost 6-1 to Western Michigan Friday afternoon at the Cardinal Creek Tennis Center.

With the loss the Cardinals fall to 5-12 overall and 0-5 in Mid-American Conference action while the Broncos improve their overall record to 13-9 and 2-2 in league play.

Western Michigan took an early 1-0 advantage over Ball State after winning the doubles point.  The Cardinals won at No. 1 doubles after the twosome of Courtney Wild and Ashlyn Rang, both true freshmen, defeated Western Michigan's Jill Pastunink and Maria Nivia by a score of 8-3.  Ball State would then lose on court two and court three allowing the Broncos to go up 1-0.

In singles action, Wild won her third straight MAC match at the No. 1 spot after pulling off a three set upset over Nini Sujashvili, 6-3, 1-6, 7-5.  Wild now improves her overall record to 11-6 in dual action and a 3-2 league mark.

The Ball State women's tennis team continues conference action Saturday against Bowling Green at the Cardinal Creek Tennis Center.  The match will begin at 1 p.m., if inclement weather occurs the match will be moved indoors at the Muncie YMCA North Tennis Center.

Ball State 1, Western Michigan 6


No. 1 Courtney Wild/Ashlyn Rang def. Jill Pastunink/Maria Nivia 8-3

No. 2 Sarah Hebble/Paola Rodriguez lost to Nini Sujashvili/April Kerr 8-6

No. 3 Kristel Sanders/Lauren Pickrel lost Caroline Aleck/Kathleen Hawkins 8-2


No. 1 Courtney Wild def. Nini Sujashvili, 6-3, 1-6, 7-5

No. 2 Kristel Sanders lost to Maria Nivia 6-2, 6-4

No. 3 Kylee Johnson lost to Maggie Remynse 6-3, 6-2

No. 4 Ashlyn Rang lost to Kathleen Hawkins 6-4, 6-4

No. 5 Sarah Hebble lost to Jill Pastunink 6-3, 6-1

No. 6 Dena Boulieris lost to  Caroline Aleck 4-6, 6-2, 10-8

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