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Women's Tennis Claims 6-1 MAC Victory Over Toledo

MUNCIE, Ind. - The Ball State women's tennis team claimed a 6-1 Mid-American Conference victory Friday over Toledo at the Cardinal Creek Tennis Center.

The Cardinals (12-8) improved to 3-1 in MAC action which is the best start for Ball State since 2004.  Toledo falls to 7-6 overall and 1-3 in league competition.

Ball State swept all three of its doubles matches.  At the No. 1 spot Courtney Wild and Courtney Earnest downed Lexy Pitt and Emily Mazzola, 8-4.  The duo of Bethany Moore and Kristel Sanders captured an 8-4 win over Mackenzie Bowman and Pia Rygh at No. 2.   Lauren Pickrel and Paola Rodriguez were also winners at No. 3 doubles, 9-7.

Wild gave the Cardinals a 2-0 lead at first singles, taking a straight set victory over Nguyen.  Wild did not give up a game in the first set over Nguyen winning 6-0.  With the achievement Wild improved to 17-3 overall and 4-0 in the MAC.

Earnest was the next to win for Ball State at the No. 2 position, defeating Rygh in two sets, 6-4, 6-3.  Kristel Sanders became the fourth player in the lineup to clinch her match in straight sets.  Moore and Rang also won in their respective positions.  Rang lost her first set 6-2 but fought back to win 6-1, 6-3 over Carvajal. 

The Ball State women's tennis team will continue Mid-American Conference action at home Saturday against Eastern Michigan at the Cardinal Creek Tennis Center.  First serve is at 1 p.m.

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