Drake Registers 5-2 Win Over Northern Iowa In MVC Opener
WATERLOO, Iowa – The Drake women’s tennis team opened its 2013 Missouri Valley Conference slate registering a 5-2 victory over Northern Iowa on Saturday (March 30).
The in-state showdown began with the two sides splitting decisions at the Nos. 2 and 3 doubles positions, setting the stage for a winner-take-all match on the No. 1 court.
Freshman Maddie Johnson (Onalaska, Wis.) pushed Drake’s margin to 2-0 in singles, registering a 6-2, 6-1 victory over Jessica King at No. 4.
The Panthers evened the affair at two following consecutive wins at the Nos. 1 and 3 positions, before the Bulldogs closed out the match with three unanswered triumphs en route to a 5-2 victory.
Freshman Evy Van Genechten (Antwerp, Belgium) began the march downing Lankelma at No. 2, 6-2, 6-2.
Eggleston followed by recording the match-clinching tally at No. 6, dispatching Trisha Hinke, 6-0, 6-1.
Rounding out the Bulldogs’ victory total at No. 5 was sophomore Nell Boyd (Arlington Heights, Ill.), who defeated Lindsay Cayton, 6-3, 6-2.
Drake returns to action next Saturday (April 6) hosting Creighton at the Roger Knapp Tennis Center. Match time is slated for 1:00 p.m.
DRAKE (8-7, 1-0 MVC) DEF. NORTHERN IOWA (6-6, 0-1 MVC), 5-2
MARCH 30, 2013 • WATERLOO, IOWA
No. 1 Phoebe Walker (UNI) def. Klavdija Rebol (DU), 6-4, 6-3
No. 2 Evy Van Genechten (DU) def. Krissy Lankelma (UNI), 6-2, 6-2
No. 3 Chelsea Moore (UNI) def. Lea Kozulic (DU), 6-0, 6-1
No. 4 Maddie Johnson (DU) def. Jessica King (UNI), 6-2, 6-1
No. 5 Nell Boyd (DU) def. Lindsay Cayton (UNI), 6-3, 6-2
No. 6 Jordan Eggleston (DU) def. Trisha Hinke (UNI), 6-0, 6-1
Order of finish: 4,3,1,2,6,5
No. 1 Eggleston/Rebol (DU) def. Lankelma/Walker (UNI), 8-6
No. 2 King/Moore (UNI) def. Johnson/Kozulic (DU), 8-2
Order of finish: 3,2,1