Bulldogs Collect 7-0 Triumph Over Creighton
The Bulldogs (4-1) garnered the only point they needed in the affair with victories at the Nos. 2 and 3 doubles spots to stake themselves to a 1-0 advantage.
Johnson extended Drake’s lead to 2-0 after posting her 11th consecutive singles win, a 6-0, 6-3, decision over Katherine Nelsen at the No. 3 slot.
Junior Nell Boyd (Arlington Heights, Ill.) pushed the Bulldogs’ margin to 3-0 bettering Noonan at No. 4, 6-0, 6-2.
Earning the match-clinching tally at No. 6 was sophomore Jordan Eggleston (LaQuinta, Calif.), who downed Sam Anderson, 6-2, 6-0.
Rebol and Ante both garnered wins in the third-set tiebreaker to post their triumphs. The victory for Ante was her eighth straight in singles action.
Drake returns to competition on Sunday (Feb. 23) as the Bulldogs welcome Wisconsin to the Roger Knapp Tennis Center. Match time is slated for 11:00 a.m.
The showdown with Badgers marks the Bulldogs’ Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Campus Kids Day, which is a free event that is designed to expose current and aspiring junior players (and their parents and coaches) to college tennis.
DRAKE (4-1) DEF. CREIGHTON (2-5), 7-0
FEB. 21, 2014 • ROGER KNAPP TENNIS CENTER
No. 1 Klavdija Rebol (DU) def. Jennie Hartjes (CU), 6-3, 2-6, 10-8
No. 2 Mariel Ante (DU) def. Analese Snyder (CU), 6-1, 4-6, 10-3
No. 3 Maddie Johnson (DU) def. Katherine Nelsen (CU), 6-0, 6-3
No. 4 Nell Boyd (DU) def. Amanda Noonan (CU), 6-0, 6-2
No. 5 Lea Kozulic (DU) def. Liz Vermillion (CU), 6-1, 6-2
No. 6 Jordan Eggleston (DU) def. Sam Anderson (CU), 6-2, 6-0
Order of Finish: 3,4,6,5,1,2
No. 1 Ante/Kozulic (DU) leading Hartjes/Nelsen (CU), 5-3 unfinished
No. 2 Boyd/Eggleston (DU) def. Anderson/Snyder (CU), 8-1
No. 3 Johnson/Rebol (DU) def. Noonan/Vermillion (CU), 8-0
Order of Finish: 2,3