Herd Clips Cardinals 4-3 on Senior Day|
April 10, 2013
HUNTINGTON, W.Va.-Kara Kucin and Dominika Zaprazna combined to win at No. 1 doubles and later each picked up singles victories to help host Marshall defeat Louisville 4-3 Wednesday at Brian David Fox Tennis Center in Huntington.
The Herd improved to 11-10 overall, while Louisville dropped to 11-8.
Kucin and Zaprazna led a Herd sweep in doubles as they won 8-5 at No. 1. Maria Voscekova, who is graduating early and also participated in the Senior Day festivities, paired with Ellie Ball to win 8-2 at No. 3, followed by an 8-5 win at No. 3 by Karlyn Timko and Dana Oppinger.
Ball made quick work of her opponent at No. 4 singles, racing to a 6-1, 6-2 win to give MU a 2-0 lead. Voscekova, however, was defeated at No. 3 (6-2, 6-2), as was Timko at No. 6 (6-2, 6-2) to tie the match at two points apiece. Timko, who has been nursing a foot injury, saw her 10-match singles winning streak snapped with the loss.
Zaprazna then responded with a 6-4, 6-2 win at No. 1 and Kucin rallied in the second set to record a 6-3, 7-5 win at No. 5 to clinch the victory for the Thundering Herd.
Oppinger rebounded after losing the first set at No. 2, but eventually fell 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 in three sets.
Marshall will travel to Cincinnati for a 3 p.m. match on Friday before departing for next week's Conference USA Championships in Houston, Texas.