March 8, 2014
HUNTINGTON, W.Va.-- Marshall tennis forcefully bounced back this weekend, sweeping both No. 74 Liberty and West Virginia State Saturday at the Huntington Tennis Center.
"I'm really happy with the way we competed today," head coach John Mercer said. "It was good for us to play another ranked team- Liberty is an up and coming team and very well coached, so this was a great win."
In match one, the Herd kept the Flames to low scoring, only allowing one doubles pair and singles player Belen Rivera to score above four games per set.
Dana Oppinger (Weingarten, Germany) and fellow countryman Derya Turhan (Bad Salzuflen, Germany) defeated Liberty's Maria Khval and Rebekah Jenkins 7-6(6) and freshman Anna Pomyatinskaya (Sochi, Russia) defeated Rivera 6-4, 7-6.
Oppinger/Turhan def. Khval/Jenkins 7-6(6)
Timko/Pomyatinskaya def. Rivera/Yang 8-2
Broomfield/Morales def. Richard/ Thong 8-4
Oppinger def. Jenkins 6-2, 6-0
Turhan def. Khval 6-2, 6-4.
Broomfield def. Hassey 6-3, 6-2
Pomyatinskaya def. Rivera 6-4, 7-6.
Timko def. Yang 6-3, 6-4
Morales def. Wellman 6-2, 6-4
In match two, the Herd continued to dominate, only allowing the Yellow Jackets to win nine games total.
Freshman Anne Gulsrud (Stavenger, Norway) competed in her first official match of the season at 6 singles.
Oppinger/Turhan def. Franco/ Slusarcuic 8-2
Timko/Pomyatinskaya def. Grlj/ Sandy 8-0
Broomfield/Morales def. Cotoros/Schneider 8-0
Oppinger def. Franco 6-1, 6-1
Turhan def. Slusarcuic 6-0, 6-0
Broomfield def. Cotoros 6-0, 6-2
Pomyatinskaya def. Sandy 6-1, 6-2
Morales def. Grlj 6-0, 6-0
Gulsrud def. Schneider 6-0, 6-0
Marshall will head to Utah next weekend to face Utah March 18 and BYU March 20th.