Women's Tennis Suffers 4-3 Road Loss At Dayton
Women's Tennis Suffers 4-3 Road Loss At Dayton

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DAYTON, Ohio - The Ball State women's tennis team fell to 7-5 on the season after suffering a close 4-3 road loss to Dayton Friday afternoon.

The Flyers won their first match in doubles play, after Kelly Pleiman and Anna Delaney managed a 6-2 win over Lilya Hadab and Peyton Gollhofer at the No. 3 position.  The Cardinals then made doubles 1-1 after Isabelle Dohanics and Julia Sbircea took down the Flyers Marlys Bridgham and Mattea Kilstofte by a score of 6-2 on the top court.  The doubles point would come down to the No. 2 position where Audrey Berger and Rebecca Herrington fell 7-5 to Jackie Kawamoto and Jade Kawamoto.

Dayton headed into singles play with a 1-0 edge over the Cardinals but Gollhofer quickly knotted the match 1-1 after a straight set victory at the No. 1 singles position.  Herrington then pushed Ball State's lead to 2-1 after her 6-3, 6-4, take down over Kelly Pleiman on court five.  The Flyers fought back and would earn victories at the No. 2 and 3 positions to make it a 2-3, match.  After that, Victoria Sec then tied the competition for the second time after defeating Natalie Allen, 6-4, 6-3 at the No. 6 slot.  The win came down to court four with Dayton beating Dohanics to clinch the fourth and final point.

The Ball State women's tennis team will open Mid-American Conference action at 1 p.m. Friday at home against Miami University.
 
 
 
 
 
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