MUNCIE, Ind. - The Ball State women's tennis team improved to 6-1 on the season when the Cardinals swept in-state rival Butler Thursday afternoon at the Muncie YMCA Tennis Center.
At No. 2 doubles the Cardinals twosome of Bethany Moore and Kristel Sanders captured the 8-0 victory over Clare Cornelius and Kristen Haeberlein. The doubles tandem of Courtney Wild and Courtney Earnest were up 5-1 in their match but did not play through after Ball State has already won the doubles point.
In singles action Moore put the Cardinals up 2-0 after not giving up a game to Haeberlin, winning 6-0, 6-0 at the No. 4 spot. Ayaka Terashi defeated Cornelius at No. 3 singles. Earnest and Wild each won their matches at their respective positions to give Ball State the 7-0 victory. The Cardinals did not have to play No. 5 or No. 6 singles due to Butler forfeiting both matches.
The Ball State women's tennis team faces its second straight in-state rival Friday when the Cardinals take on the Mastodons of IPFW at 7 p.m. in Fort Wayne.