By Riley Vance —
Women’s tennis (7-9, 3-7) defeated Xavier (9-2, 0-0) 4-3 Friday, March 26 at the Bass-Rudd Tennis Center.
Xavier took the doubles point with wins on courts one and three.
Ahmeir Kyle and Emily Thomas (XU) defeated junior Rhea Verma and sophomore Andrea Di Palma 6-3 at the No. 1 spot.
Anna Roggenburk and Imani Graham (XU) clinched the doubles point for Xavier with a 7-6 win over junior Dina Chaika and senior Chelsea Sawyer.
No. 24 senior Raven Neely and sophomore Tatiana Simova took down Xavier’s Kaitlin Ruether and Kat Lyman 7-5 on court two.
Louisville quickly evened the score going into singles with a 6-1 6-1 win from Simova on court six.
Verma finished next with a 6-3, 6-0 win over Graham (XU).
The Cards took the lead at 3-1 as Sawyer defeated Roggenburk (XU) 6-4, 6-2 on court three.
The match was clinched on court five as Chaika took down Xavier’s Thomas 6-3, 6-3.
Xavier brought the score up to 4-3 with wins on the last remaining courts.
Kyle (XU) defeated No. 82 Di Palma 7-5, 4-6, 1-0 at the No. 1 spot, and No. 123 Lyman (XU) defeated Neely 6-3, 4-6, 7-6 at the No. 2 spot.
Women’s tennis hosts UT Martin Tuesday, March 30 at 1 p.m. at the Bass-Rudd Tennis Center.
- Ahmeir Kyle (XU) def. #82 Andrea Di Palma (LOU) 7-5, 4-6, 1-0
- #123 Kat Lyman (XU) def. Raven Neely (LOU) 6-3, 4-6, 7-6
- Chelsea Sawyer (LOU) def. Anna Roggenburk (XU) 6-4, 6-2
- Rhea Verma (LOU) def. Imani Graham (XU) 6-3, 6-0
- Dina Chaika (LOU) def. Emily Thomas (XU) 6-3, 6-3
- Tatiana Simova (LOU) def. Kaitlin Ruether (XU) 6-1, 6-1
Order of Finish: 6, 4, 3, 5, 1, 2
- Ahmeir Kyle/Emily Thomas (XU) def. Rhea Verma/Andrea Di Palma (LOU) 6-3
- #24 Raven Neely/Tatiana Simova (LOU) def. Kaitlin Ruether/Kat Lyman (XU) 7-5
- Anna Roggenburk/Imani Graham (XU) def. Dina Chaika/Chelsea Sawyer (LOU) 7-6
Order of Finish: 1, 3, 2
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