CINCINNATI– The University of Cincinnati women’s tennis team earned their eighth straight win over Holy Cross (Ind.) at Western Athletic Club on Saturday. It was the Bearcats’ second win of the day.
The Bearcats kicked off the game by sweeping the double run. First-year student Elizabeth Pendergast and freshman Callie Flaganan got the job done with a 6-0 win on the first court while the junior redshirt duo Mary Santilli and sophomore in red shirt Kelli Niehaus got another win, 6-2, on court two.
To conclude the doubles, second year Hayley Hirsch and second Sanjana Reddy dominantly won by the score of 6-1.
The Bearcats went on to win all six of their singles matches.
senior red shirt Emma Miceli, Niehaus and Flanagan all won 6-0, 6-0. Pendergast managed to win 6-1, 6-1.
Second year in red shirt Sophie Bruno and Hirsch was also victorious, as Bruno managed to win 6-0, 6-1, and Hirsch won, 6-0, 6-2.
“I was very happy,” said the head coach Eric Toth. “Everyone did a great job today and it was great to have Hayley Hirsch and Sanjana Reddy and Sophie Bruno They do a great job in training every day and it’s great for them to get wins. This group has done an excellent job, day after day. We’ve had some really tough games during this winning streak and we’ve been lucky enough to get through a lot of them. These girls deserve it right now, but we still have a long season to go.”
“Getting the win on a double header is always good, it makes you pretty confident,” the rookie said Callie Flaganan. “We’re halfway through the season, so getting eight straight wins says a lot about how the team is this year and how deep, tough and brave we’ve been.”
The Bearcats travel to the University of Missouri-Kansas City to face the Roos on Tuesday, March 15 at 2 p.m.
1. Flanagan and Pendergast (CIN) def. Beer and Lopez (HC) 6-0
2. Santilli & Niehaus (CIN) def. Maillotte & Ruediger (HC) 6-2
3. Hirsch & Reddy (CIN) def. Burgersdijk & Tomal Egas (HC) 6-1
Order of arrival: 1,3,2
1. Pendergast (CIN) def. Lopez (HC) 6-1, 6-1
2. Miceli (CIN) def. Burgersdijk (HC) 6-0, 6-0
3. Niehaus (CIN) def. Beer (HC) 6-0, 6-0
4. Flanagan (CIN) def. Jersey (HC) 6-0, 6-0
5. Bruno (CIN) def. Rudiger (HC) 6-0, 6-1
6.Hirsch (CIN) def. Tomal Egas (HC) 6-0, 6-2
Order of arrival: 4,3,2,1,5,6
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