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Drake Closes Home Campaign With 4-3 Win Over Evansville

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Release: April 14, 2013
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DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake women’s tennis squad closed out its home campaign on a winning note registering a 4-3 victory past Evansville on Sunday (April 14) at the Roger Knapp Tennis Center.

Fueled by wins at the Nos. 2 and 3 doubles positions, the Bulldogs captured a 1-0 advantage heading into singles action. 

Securing the doubles tally at No. 2 was the tandem of sophomore Nell Boyd (Arlington Heights, Ill.) and freshman Evy Van Genechten (Antwerp, Belgium), who bettered Kelsey Costales and Marina Moreno, 8-6.

Turning in a triumph in her final home match was senior Ali Patterson (Overland Park, Kan.).  She paired with freshman Mariel Ante (Riverside, Calif.) to dispatch Gaby Fifer and Emily Richardson at No. 3 doubles, 8-3.

The Purple Aces captured a victory at No. 1 singles before Boyd placed Drake ahead to stay with a 6-1, 6-0 triumph over Fifer on the No. 4 court.

Freshman Jordan Eggleston (LaQuinta, Calif.) pushed the lead to 3-1 in the Bulldogs’ favor after downing Mina Milovic at No. 5, 6-0, 6-1.

Corralling the match-clinching tally at the No. 6 position was Ante, who dealt Costales a 6-3, 6-4 setback.

Evansville added a pair of wins, including one by retirement, to close the match and account for the final 4-3 margin.

Drake closes out its regular season with matches at Bradley and Illinois State next Saturday (April 20) and Sunday (April 21), respectively.

DRAKE (10-9, 3-2 MVC) DEF. EVANSVILLE (8-9, 2-3 MVC), 4-3

APRIL 14, 2013 • ROGER KNAPP TENNIS CENTER

SINGLES:

No. 1 Natasha James (UE) def. Klavdija Rebol (DU), 6-1, 6-0

No. 2 Marketa Trousilova (UE) def. Evy Van Genechten (DU), 4-6, 3-3 won by retirement

No. 3 Marina Moreno (UE) def. Lea Kozulic (DU), 7-6 (5), 7-6 (1)

No. 4 Nell Boyd (DU) def. Gaby Fifer (UE), 6-1, 6-0

No. 5 Jordan Eggleston (DU) def. Mina Milovic (UE), 6-0, 6-1

No. 6 Mariel Ante (DU) def. Kelsey Costales (UE), 6-3, 6-4

Order of finish: 1,4,5,6,2,3

DOUBLES:

No. 1 James/Trousilova (UE) def. Eggleston/Rebol (DU), 8-6

No. 2 Boyd/Van Genechten (DU) def. Costales/Moreno (UE), 8-6

No. 3 Ante/Ali Patterson (DU) def. Fifer/Emily Richardson (UE), 8-3

Order of finish: 3,2,1

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