March 23, 2012
The University of Louisville's women's tennis team took the doubles point and then swept all six single spots for a 7-0 win over visiting Xavier Friday afternoon at the Bass-Rudd Tennis Center.
"Today was a very efficient win," said U of L head coach Mark Beckham. "I have been stressing to the team to play with discipline no matter who it is we are playing. We play better when we play the tennis ball not the name of the jersey across the net. We are improving in all areas in singles and doubles and the rest of the season will be about us playing well no matter who our opponent is."
The Cardinals took the doubles point with the No. 3 doubles pair of Julia Fellerhoff and Sarah Miller putting up the first win with an 8-1 victory over Lizzie Oosterbaan and Andrea Wolf. Manuela Velasquez and Rebecca Shine clinched the point with an 8-2 win at No. 2 over Daniella Patton and Ally Westling. Gabrielle Duncan and Amelia Harris made it a sweep with an 8-3 win at No. 1.
The momentum carried over to the singles as Amelia Harris scored first with a 6-0, 6-1 win over Lizzie Oosterbaan at No. 5. Next to score was U of L's Mandy Brown, who notched a 6-2, 6-1 at No. 3 over Andrea Wolf.
The match was clinched by Manuela Velasquez, who beat Kally Alkire 6-2, 6-0 at No. 4. At No. 6, Sarah Miller won over XU's Ally Westling with a score of 6-3, 6-2. Rebecca Shine prevailed at No. 2 over Daniella Patton 6-2, 6-2. Julia Fellerhoff was the last to leave the court with a 7-6, 2-6, 10-7
Tennis Match Results
Xavier vs University of Louisville
Mar 23, 2012 at Louisville, Ky.
(Bass-Rudd Tennis Center)
University of Louisville 6, Xavier 0
1. Katie Pleiman (XU) vs. Julia Fellerhoff (LOU) no result
2. Rebecca Shine (LOU) def. Daniella Patton (XU) 6-2, 6-2
3. Mandy Brown (LOU) def. Andrea Wolf (XU) 6-2, 6-1
4. Manuela Velasquez (LOU) def. Kally Alkire (XU) 6-2, 6-0
5. Amelia Harris (LOU) def. Lizzie Oosterbaan (XU) 6-0, 6-1
6. Sarah Miller (LOU) def. Allyson Westling (XU) 6-2, 6-2
1. Gabrielle Duncan/Amelia Harris (LOU) def. Kally Alkire/Katie Pleiman (XU) 8-3
2. Rebecca Shine/Manuela Velasquez (LOU) def. Daniella Patton/Allyson Westling (XU) 8-2
3. Julia Fellerhoff/Sarah Miller (LOU) def. Lizzie Oosterbaan/Andrea Wolf (XU) 8-1
Order of finish: Doubles (3,2); Singles (5,3,4,6,2,1)