ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - The Ball State women's tennis team fell 6-1 to New Mexico Saturday evening in Linda Estes Tennis Complex. With the loss the Cardinals fall to 8-4 on the season while the Lobos improve to 8-15 on the year.
New Mexico took the doubles point from the Cardinals after posting wins on courts two and three. Toni Ormond paired up with Kristel Sanders at the No. 2 position and would lose first by a score of 8-1 to Meredith Hopson and Natasha Smith. Courtney Wild and Ashlyn Rang would be the next doubles tandem off the court losing to Dominique Dulski and Emily Olivier, 8-4 at the No. 3 spot.
The Lobos entered singles action up 1-0 over the Cardinals. New Mexico would take five of the six singles matches from Ball State. The Cardinals lone point came from Wild at No. 1 singles after pulling off a 6-4, 3-6, 1-0 (10) victory over Michaela Bezdick. Courtney Earnest would also take her opponent Lizette Blankers to three sets but would lose, 6-4, 3-6, 6-4 on court two.
The Ball State women's tennis team continues action at the Linda Estes Tennis Complex Sunday when it faces Colorado at 12 p.m. EST.
UNM vs Ball State
Linda Estes Tennis Complex
March 1, 2014
4:00 p.m. MT
UNM def. Ball State, 6-1
1.Bezdickova/Blankers (UNM) & Earnest/Moore (BSU) – UNFINISHED
2.Hopson/Smith (UNM) def. Ormond/Sanders (BSU), 8-1
3.Dulski/Olivier (UNM) def. Wild/Rang (BSU), 8-4
Order of Finish: (2, 3, 1)
1.Wild (BSU) def. Bezdickova (UNM), 6-4, 3-6, 1-0 (10)
2.Blankers (UNM) def. Earnest (BSU), 6-4, 3-6, 6-4
3.Hopson (UNM) def. Sanders (BSU), 6-2, 6-3
4.Smith (UNM) def. Ormond (BSU), 6-3, 6-2
5.Dulski (UNM) def. Moore (BSU), 6-4, 6-2
6.Bhat (UNM) def. Terashi (BSU), 6-4, 6-4