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Tennis Takes Miami (Ohio) 6-1

March 2, 2014

HAMILTON, Ohio— Marshall tennis was back to its winning ways with a 6-1 victory over Miami (Ohio). The Herd is now 8-3 on the season.

The Herd began with an advantage, taking the doubles point on wins from Dana Oppinger (Weingarten, Germany) and Derya Turhan (Bad Salzuflen, Germany) at first doubles and Kai Broomfield (Toronto, Canada) and Rachael Morales (Reynoldsburg, Ohio) at third.

Oppinger/ Turhan won their match 8-4 while Broomfield/Morales posted 8-2 marks.

The Herd headed into singles play with the 1-0 lead. Morales was the first to finish, defeating the Red Hawks’ Ana Rajkovic 6-2, 6-2.

Oppinger increased Marshall’s lead, finishing second with a 6-4, 6-2 victory.

Miami (Ohio) puts its first point up on the board when Broomfield fell to Andrea Badileanu, the Red Hawks’ best singles record supporter of 2014, by a score of 6-4, 6-2.

With a 3-1 lead, Turhan was the next to finish, picking up a 6-4, 6-3 victory.

Anna Pomyatinskaya (Sochi, Russia) added to the Herd lead with a 6-1, 7-6 defeat over Christine Guerrazi.

Senior Karli Timko (Houston, Pa.) anchored the Herd win with a 6-3, 6-4 victory at 5th singles.

Marshall will host two dual matches next weekend, when Liberty and in-state foe West Virginia State come to Huntington on Saturday, March 8th.