Feb. 8, 2013
Contact: Renee AdamKara Sherwood posted a victory at No. 4 singles and Ellen Folkers and Mathilde Orange notched a victory at No. 3 doubles, but the Cleveland State women's tennis team fell at Bowling Green Friday afternoon, 6-1.
"Overall I thought we competed well today, we just need to do a better job of executing in big point situations," assistant coach Frank Polito said. "We had a lot of fight and competitiveness in all of our matches today which is a very good sign for the rest of the season. What I saw out of the entire team today will definitely carry us a long way this year, especially when we get to the league portion of our schedule."
Sherwood, who notched her second singles win of the spring Friday, earned a 6-0, 7-5 victory over Bowling Green's Mary Hill. The freshmen duo of Folkers and Orange posted their doubles victory over Hill and Jade Johnson in an 8-6 decision, marking their team-best second doubles win of the spring.
The Falcons were then able to pick up the other five singles points in straight set victories, while also earning 8-4 and 8-5 wins at the No. 1 and No. 2 doubles, respectively.
Folkers also played in an exhibition singles match for the Vikings, picking up a 6-3, 6-0 win over Johnson.
Cleveland State returns to action next Friday (Feb. 15), as the Vikings close out their six-match roadswing with a 7:00 p.m. contest at Xavier.
Bowling Green 6, Cleveland State 1
1. CHIRICOSTA, Nikki/REULAND, Emily (BGSU) def. POWER, Alex/SHERWOOD, Kara (CSU) 8-4
2. ECCLESTON, Maddy/GRUBB, Katie (BGSU) def. BUSH, Alex/LAZARIS, Maria (CSU) 8-5
3. FOLKERS, Ellen/ORANGE, Mathilde (CSU) def. HILL, Mary/JOHNSON, Jade (BGSU) 8-6
1. CHIRICOSTA, Nikki (BGSU) def. BUSH, Alex (CSU) 6-2, 6-2
2. REULAND, Emily (BGSU) def. Power, Alex (CSU) 6-1, 4-1, retired
3. ECCLESTON, Maddy (BGSU) def. Orange, Mathilde (CSU) 6-4, 6-2
4. Sherwood, Kara (CSU) def. HILL, Mary (BGSU) 6-0, 7-5
5. GRUBB, Katie (BGSU) def. Lazaris, Maria (CSU) 6-4, 6-3
6. BROZOVICH, Katie (BGSU) def. Janek, Nicole (CSU) 6-3, 6-2
Fillis/Brozovich (BGSU) def. Liu/Janek (CSU), 8-1
Folkers (CSU) def. Johnson (BGSU), 6-3, 6-0
Fillis (BGSU) def. Liu (CSU), 6-2, 6-0