Herd Sweeps Up A Win|
Feb. 22, 2014
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn.--Marshall tennis returned to the court Saturday to face Iowa State in a dual match.
The Herd, coming off its first ITA ranking of the season, swept the match 7-0.
Marshall experimented with a change in its doubles lineup, placing Dana Oppinger (Weingarten, Germany) with freshman Anna Pomyatinskaya (Sochi, Russia). Their normal counterparts, Derya Turhan (Bad Salzuflen, Germany) and Karli Timko (Houston, Pa.) then teamed up together.
Oppinger and Pomyatinskaya lost, but the Herd still took the doubles point with wins from Turhan and Timko and duo Kai Broomfield (Toronto, Canada) and Rachael Morales (Reynoldsburg, Ohio).
In singles play, Oppinger continued to play in the first position, winning her match in a 10-7 tiebreaker after losing the first set 4-6 but winning her second 6-4.
Turhan played second singles, winning in a 6-1, 6-2 score. Broomfield played third and recorded a 6-4, 6-4 victory.
The Herd again experimented with its lineup, switching Timko and Pomyatinskaya in singles play. Playing in the fourth spot, Timko won 6-0, 6-1, and playing at fifth singles, Pomyatinskaya battled back from a 5-7 score to defeat her opponent 6-1, 6-4.
Morales was also victorious, posting a 6-2, 6-1 result.
Marshall returns to action Sunday, February 23 to face Minnesota in Minneapolis, Minn.