MUNCIE, Ind. - The Ball State women's tennis team posted a 5-2 victory over visiting IPFW Wednesday afternoon at the Cardinal Creek Tennis Center. The Cardinals picked up the doubles point before taking four singles matches to improve to 6-14 on the year.
Ball State claimed the doubles point to start the match as the freshmen duo of Courtney Wild (Carmel, Ind./Carmel) and Ashlyn Rang (Fort Wayne, Ind./Bishop Dwenger) posted a 9-7 victory at No. 1 doubles. The Cardinals also won at No. 3 doubles as the team of Lauren Pickrel (Kettering, Ohio/Fairmount) and Dena Boulieris (Lakeforest, Ill./Libertyville) recorded an 8-4 victory.
Wild notched her 20th victory of the season and 13th in the spring at No. 1 singles, notching a 6-1, 6-4 win over Anita Henestrosa. Sophomore Kristel Sanders (Veldhoven, The Netherlands) recorded a 6-4, 3-6, 6-0 victory at No. 2 singles defeating Marcy Huck.
The Cardinals also posted victories at No. 5 singles by senior Sarah Hebble (Sellersburg, Ind./Silver Creek) topping Frederique Sunstrum 6-3, 7-6 (4) and No. 6 singles as Pickrel came through with a 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 victory over Alex Forsyth.
Ball State returns to action Saturday afternoon as it hosts Mid-American Conference foe Miami at 1 p.m.
Ball State 5, IPFW 2
No. 1 Courtney Wild / Ashlyn Rang def. Marcy Huck/Caterina Kiefer, 9-7 (BSU)
No. 2 Paola Rodriguez / Sarah Hebble loses to Alex Forsyth / Anita Henestrosa, 8-4 (IPFW)
No. 3 Lauren Pickrel /Dena Boulieris def. Racquel Vescovi / Frederique Sunstrum, 8-4 (BSU)
No. 1 Courtney Wild def. Anita Henestrosa, 6-1, 6-4 (BSU)
No. 2 Kristel Sanders def. Marcy Huck, 6-4, 3-6, 6-0 (BSU)
No. 3 Racquel Vescovi def. Kylee Johnson 7-5,6-2 (IPFW)
No. 4 Caterina Kiefer def. Ashlyn Rang, 6-4, 6-3 (IPFW)
No. 5 Sarah Hebble def. Frederique Sunstrum, 6-2, 7-6 (4) (BSU)
No. 6 Lauren Pickrel def. Alex Forsyth, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 (BSU)