Tennis Continues Hot Streak|
Feb. 23, 2014
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn.—Marshall tennis continued its win streak, improving to a 7-2 record after a 5-2 win over Minnesota on Sunday.
The German team of Dana Oppinger (Weingarten, Germany) and Derya Turhan (Bad Salzuflen, Germany) fell in doubles, but wins from duos Kai Broomfield (Toronto, Canada) and Rachael Morales (Reynoldsburg, Ohio) and Karli Timko (Houston, Pa.) and Anna Pomyatinskaya (Sochi, Russia) secured the doubles point for the Herd.
In singles play, freshman Pomyatinskaya was the first to finish, losing in a 6-2, 6-0 match to even the score at one all.
Broomfield gave the Herd the advantage back after a 6-2, 6-2 victory over UM's Jessika Mozia.
Turhan, playing at second singles, faced one of two ITA Central region ranked players in No. 20 Natalia Pintusava, and dominated with a 6-3, 6-1 performance.
With a 3-1 lead, freshman Morales battled in the sixth position, falling 7-6 (8-6), 6-3 to shrink the Herd lead to 3-2.
Oppinger battled back from a 2-6 set to defeat the Gophers' other ranked player in No.8 Teresa Brichacova 2-6, 6-4, 6-4.
Timko, the lone senior on the Herd roster, solidified the Marshall win with a 6-1, 4-6 (10-8).
"It feels great to be on the road and keep getting wins like this," Timko said of the team's success. "I'm proud of the energy and the will to win that each of us brings to the court. It's a lot of fun to being out there with six teammates who want to fight and win just as much as I do."
Marshall will return to the road next weekend, heading to Bloomington, Ind. to face No.37 Indiana on Saturday, March 1 and traveling to Ohio to face Miami of Ohio on Sunday.