UNIVERSITY CENTER, Mich. - Hosting the Walsh University on Sunday (Oct. 9) in a GLIAC contest, the SVSU women's tennis team upped its record to 5-3 overall on the season and 5-3 in the GLIAC after a 7-2 decision over the Cavaliers. The Cardinals swept through the doubles section and continued with strong singles play to close-out the victory.
The no. 3 doubles team of Abigail Shonk and Taylor McLaughlin opened the scoring, posting an 8-2 decision over their opponents. Izabella Ismailova and Danielle Slonac followed suit, cruising to an 8-1 victory at the no. 2 doubles slot. At the no. 1 slot, Ana Pico Garcia and Shea Donahue came back from trailing 3-6 and posted a 9-7 victory for the 3-0 lead.
The no. 4 through no. 6 singles spots saw solid performances throughout from the Cards. Slonac defeated her opponent at no. 4 by a 6-1, 6-1 count and McLaughlin won 6-1, 6-0 in her no. 5 matchup. At no. 6 singles, Madeline Miller posted a 6-0, 6-0 decision over her opponent. Garcia would notch the last point for SV, posting a 6-0, 6-3 victory for the team's fifth win of the season.
From Head Coach Jenn Boehm
"Today was the culmination of our focus on doubles over the last few years. Each court was focused and executed at a high level. It set up huge momentum for us going into singles, where overall we were the stronger team today. I couldn't be more proud of the team effort!"
Saginaw Valley plays next on Saturday (Oct. 15) at Wayne State in another crucial league matchup. The Warriors (5-3, 5-3 GLIAC) are coming off a 9-0 home victory over Lake Superior State.
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