Women's Tennis Squeaks by Bowling Green|
Feb. 22, 2014
CINCINNATI – The University of Cincinnati women’s tennis team picked up a senior-day win over Bowling Green State University 4-3 Saturday afternoon at the Western Tennis & Fitness Club in a match that lasted three hours and forty five minutes.
The Falcons were the first to score when they took the doubles point after winning two of the three matches. BGSU took the first match of doubles play when Harley Hutchison and Hannah Drayton took down senior Carly Wilson (Fort Mitchell, Ky./Beechwood) and senior Ashleigh Witte (West Chester, Ohio/Lakota West) 8-2. UC won the second doubles match when senior Caitlin O’Gara (Springboro, Ohio/Bishop Fenwick) and sophomore Kelly Poggensee-Wei battled back to overcome a 6-5 deficit and won 8-6 over Emily Reuland and Drew Fillis. The doubles point came down to court No. 2 in a battle between the tandem of Nikki Chiricosta and Katie Brozovich of Bowling Green and Cincinnati’s duo of freshman Katya Bure (Springfield, N.J./Jonathan Dayton) and senior Sierra Sullivan (Austin, Texas/The Khabele School). Sullivan and Bure had a 5-4 lead before eventually falling 8-6.
In singles play, the Bearcats were able to pick up four wins to seal the match. The Falcons took a 2-0 lead when Drayton defeated Sullivan 6-3, 6-0 in the fifth position. Bure was able to get Cincinnati their first point of the day when she coasted by Hutchison on 6-2, 6-3 on court No. 4. UC tied the score up at two when Poggensee-Wei defeated Reuland 6-3, 6-3 in the first position. Sophomore Hannah Wille (St. Louis, Mo./Parkway Central) battled and was victorious in her match over Brittany Plaszewski 7-5, 6-2. In the third position, O’Gara lost a marathon three set match to Brozovich 6-3, 3-6, 6-2. With the score tied at three, it all came down to court No. 2 where Ashleigh Witte battled to win a tight match against Chiricosta 6-4, 4-6, 6-2.
UC has won two straight and three of their last four matches to improve their record to 4-6, while Bowling Green lost its second match in two days to fall to 4-3 on the season.
The Bearcats will try to win their third straight match when they face off against conference foe Rutgers University tomorrow morning. Doubles play will start at 10 a.m.
Cincinnati 4, Bowling Green 3