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Marshall Cruises in 5-2 Victory Over Morehead State

Dana Oppinger

Jan. 18, 2013


MOREHEAD, Ky. -- In a story similar to the Thundering Herd tennis team’s Friday morning match against Eastern Michigan, Marshall took its second win of the season by defeating Morehead State 5-2 Friday evening at the Eagle Center. 

Marshall remained undefeated at 2-0 and kept its unblemished 10-0 all-time record against the Eagles (0-1) intact. 

Points for MU again came from the bottom of the singles lineup as #3 Karlyn Timko, #4 Kai Broomfield, #5 Dana Oppinger, and #6 Kara Kucin each won in straight sets. 

Marshall took the early point through doubles competition when Ellie Ball and Kucin defeated Morehead State’s Lissa Pacheco-Brousseau and Dominique McLean 8-4 while Timko and Oppinger beat Sandrine Beaule and Morgan Wright 8-0. 

In singles, Timko improved to 2-0 this season with a quick 6-0, 6-1 victory over McLean.  Kucin, who also won handily (6-0, 6-0), avenged a close loss from earlier in the day by sweeping Wright in the six singles spot. 

At one singles, MSU’s Briar Preston used a victory in the first set tiebreak to overcome Marshall senior Dominika Zaprazna 7-6(4), 6-3. 

The Herd will step away from regular season competition until Saturday, Jan. 26 when it travels to Morgantown, W.Va. for a meeting with West Virginia at 1 p.m.