Rockets Will Try to Stay on Winning Track With Two Road Matches
TOLEDO, OH - The Toledo women's tennis team hits the road for two matches at Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Illinois-Chicago this weekend. Friday's match against the Panthers will start at 1:00 p.m. (CT) inside the Elite Sports Club-North Shore in Glendale, WI. Saturday's contest versus the Flames is slated to begin at 1:00 p.m. (CT) at the Match Point Tennis Center in Griffith, IN.
Most recently, the Rockets split a pair of matches last weekend with Cincinnati and California of Pennsylvania. UT dropped last Saturday's match to the Bearcats 3-4, but rebounded nicely with a 6-1 victory over Cal. PA.
In the later match versus the eighth-ranked Vulcans (DII), UT snapped its three-match losing streak. The Rockets were also winless at No. 1 singles and junior Chrissy Coffman stepped up in her first match at the position to break the skid. Coffman defeated Lucie Sipkova in straight sets: 7-6(3) and 6-4.
Sophomore Pia Rygh was bumped down to the No. 2 spot, but adjusted extremely well to capture her first singles win of the season in straight sets.
The other three points in singles were earned by sophomore Lexy Pitt, freshman Emily Mazzola and senior Silvia Carvajal.
The only match to play three sets occurred at the No. 3 position where freshman Katelyn Nguyen was unable to outlast Cal (PA).
Freshman Mackenzie Bowman played an exhibition pro-set, winning by a score of 8-2.
UT claimed the doubles point by taking two of the three matches. The No. 1 freshman duo of Bowman and Mazzola were barely defeated in a tie-breaker, marking only the second loss in seven matches for the pair.
Following this weekend, UT stays on the road with a match at Duquesne in Pittsburgh, PA next Friday.