@Herd_Tennis Continues Strong Doubles Play at South Carolina Invite
The Herd has won four of the six doubles matches during the invitational
COLUMBIA, S.C. — The Marshall women’s tennis team rebounded after a poor start to take a pair of doubles matches Saturday at the South Carolina Fall Invitational.
The doubles pair of Anna Smith and Daniela Dankanych won a doubles match for the second consecutive day. Stephanie Smith and Brooke Lashway won their first doubles match of the invitational.
The Herd opened play Saturday with singles matches against host South Carolina. The Herd failed to win a match. Stephanie Smith, Brooke Lashway, Marija Bogicevic and Ana Marhuenda each fell in straight sets. Anna Smith and Daniela Dankanych each took the first set of their respective matches, but both fell in three sets.
The Herd closed play with doubles matches against James Madison and Liberty. Anna Smith and Dankanych defeated Michaela Kluska and Kimmy Herrock of James Madison, 6-2. Stephanie Smith and Lashway defeated James Madison’s Emma Petersen and Anna Makarova, 6-4. Bogicevic and Marhuenda fell to Liberty’s pairing of Rebekah Anderson and Ashley Bongart, 6-2.
Singles vs. South Carolina
Paige Cline (SC) def. Stephanie Smith (MU); 7-5, 6-1
Hadley Berg (SC) def. Brooke Lashway (MU); 6-2, 6-0
Silvia Chinellato (SC) def. Anna Smith (MU); 4-6, 6-2, 1-0 (10-6)
Megan Davies (SC) def. Daniela Dankanych (MU); 5-7, 6-0, 1-0 (10-6)
Nikolina Jovic (SC) def. Marija Bogicevic (MU); 7-5, 6-1
Kennedy Wicker (SC) def. Ana Marhuenda (MU); 6-0, 6-0
Doubles vs. James Madison/Liberty
Stephanie Smith/Brooke Lashway (MU) def. Emma Petersen/Anna Makarova (JUM); 6-4
Anna Smith/Daniela Dankanych (MU) def. Michaela Kluska/Kimmy Herrock (JMU); 6-2
Rebekah Anderson/Ashley Bongart (Liberty) def. Marija Bogicevic/Ana Marhuenda (MU); 6-2
The Herd wraps up play at the South Carolina Fall Invitational Sunday. The schedule of play and opponents will be determined based on the first two days of play