DEKALB, Ill. - The No. 9 Ball State University women's tennis team captured a 4-3 victory over No. 8 Toledo, Thursday afternoon at the Mid-American Conference Tournament.
The Cardinals fell early on in doubles action on court one after Courtney Wild and Ashlyn Rang fell 8-1 to Kelsey Anonsen and Lexy Pitt. Ball State's No. 2 doubles tandem of Paola Rodriguez and Sarah Hebble found themselves down 6-1 but fought back winning five straight games to tie the match 6-6. Toledo would then go up 7-7 but then scored two straight games to win the doubles point for the Cardinals and the match 9-7.
Ball State headed into singles play up 2-0 after Toledo had to default its match at the No. 6 spot. The Rockets then took the 3-2 edge over the Cardinals after posting victories on courts two, three and five. Hebble came back in the third set at No. 4 singles after being down 6-5 and won in the tie breaker 7-6 (2) over Pitt. Wild then beat Anonsen in straight sets on court one, 7-5, 7-5, given Ball State the victory.
The No. 9 Ball State women's tennis team will face No. 1 Miami, Friday at host Northern Illinois with the match beginning at 11 a.m. (EST).
2012 Mid‐American Conference Women's Tennis Championship
No. 9 Ball State (7‐15) def. No. 8 Toledo (9‐13), 4‐3
Thursday, April 26, 2012 | NIU West Tennis Courts | DeKalb, Ill.
1 ‐‐ Courtney Wild (BSU) def. Kelsey Anonsen (UT), 7‐5, 7‐5
2 ‐‐Pia Rygh (UT) def. Kristel Sanders (BSU), 6‐1, 6‐4
3 ‐‐Chrissy Coffman (UT) def. Kylee Johnson (BSU), 6-3, 6-2
4 ‐‐ Sarah Hebble (BSU) def. Lexy Pitt (UT),4-6, 6-1, 7-6 (2)
5 ‐‐Amanda Border (UT) def. Ashlyn Rang BSU), 7‐5, 6‐0
6 ‐‐Lauren Pickrel (BSU) def. UT by default