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Courtney Earnest lost just one game over two straight-set wins.
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Women's Tennis Posts Sweeps Over Aquinas, Oakland

MUNCIE, Ind. -- The Ball State women's tennis team rolled to a pair of sweeps Friday, taking down Aquinas College and Oakland both by scores of 7-0.

The Cardinals improved to 9-7 on the season with the two wins at the Muncie YMCA Tennis Center.

Ball State opened the day with a dominating performance over Aquinas College, dropping just three total games on the doubles courts and only seven combined games in the singles contests.

Courtney Wild at No. 1 singles and Courtney Earnest at the No. 2 position did not lose a single game between the two of them against their Aquinas opponents.

The Cardinals also picked up straight-set singles wins from Bethany Moore at No. 3, Paola Rodriguez at No. 4 and Lauren Pickrel at No. 5. Ball State claimed the final singles point by default.

The nightcap against Oakland also featured all straight-set victories for Ball State in singles action. After the Cardinals again won the opening doubles point, Earnest was the first off the court in singles with a 6-0, 6-0 win at the No. 2 spot.

Wild managed a 6-1, 6-1 win at the No. 1 position and then Ashlyn Rang's 6-1, 6-0 win at No. 6 locked up the team victory. Moore, Rodriguez and Kristel Sanders added wins to close out the sweep.

For the entire day, Ball State did not drop a set on any court. The Cardinals won seven singles sets by 6-0 scores over the two matches and faced only five sets all day closer than 6-2.

Ball State will return to action March 23 at Miami University as the Cardinals enter the Mid-American Conference portion of their schedule.

Ball State 7, Aquinas College 0
Singles Results
1. Courtney Wild (BSU) def. Daniela Fonseca (AC), 6-0, 5-0 (retired)
2. Courtney Earnest (BSU) def. Ariana Kabodian (AC), 6-0, 6-0
3. Bethany Moore (BSU) def. Rilie DuShane (AC), 6-1, 6-2
4. Paola Rodriguez (BSU) def. Marjeanne Bothma (AC), 6-0, 6-3
5. Lauren Pickrel (BSU) def. Jennelle Miller (AC), 6-1, 6-0
6. Kristel Sanders (BSU) won by default

Doubles Results
1. Wild/Earnest (BSU) def. Fonseca/DuShane (AC), 8-2
2. Moore/Sanders (BSU) def. Bothma/Gina Kukulski (AC), 8-1
3. Pickrel/Rodriguez (BSU) def. Kabodian/Miller (AC), 8-0

Ball State 7, Oakland 0
Singles Results
1. Courtney Wild (BSU) def. Emily Raidt (OU), 6-2, 6-1
2. Courtney Earnest (BSU) def. Karine Celis (OU), 6-1, 6-0
3. Bethany Moore (BSU) def. Tamara Blum (OU), 6-2, 6-4
4. Paola Rodriguez (BSU) def. Grace Keating (OU), 6-3, 6-2
5. Kristel Sanders (BSU) def. Cam Sabourin (OU), 6-3, 6-3
6. Ashlyn Rang (BSU) def. Juliana Guevara (OU), 6-1, 6-0

Doubles Results
1. Wild/Earnest (BSU) def. Blum/Raidt (OU), 8-3
2. Moore/Sanders (BSU) def. Celis/Guevara (OU), 8-3
3. Pickrel/Rodriguez (BSU) def. Keating/Sabourin (OU), 8-7 (5)


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