ITA East Regional Play Ends for Herd Players
PHILADELPHIA – Thundering Herd tennis team members Danielle Hock, Ashley Kroh and Joelle Good concluded play at the Intercollegiate Tennis Association East Regional hosted by the University of Pennsylvania Sunday, each losing in singles play.
Marshall’s Kroh and Hock were a perfect 4-0 in matches on Saturday, but the Herd didn’t fair as well Sunday.
Good, a senior from Zurich, Switzerland was the first alternate from the qualifying draw and received an invitation to the main draw today after a player dropped out, giving the Herd three members in competition. However, Good faced off against Sasha Abraham of Penn State, dropping the match 6-3, 6-3.
Jayme Ahmed of Dartmouth ended Hock’s day with a 6-1, 6-1 win over the senior from Wiggin, England, while Kroh was knocked off by Ana Meslesa of Temple 6-4, 6-3.
Competing in the doubles side of the draw, Kroh and Hock lost to Bergman/O’Riain of Harvard, 8-2.
“We’ve certainly played better,” Marshall head coach John Mercer said. “But you’ve got to give the other kids credit, they took it to us. They played at a different level today. I know we’re capable of playing at that level, but didn’t have it today. Hopefully, we’ll learn from it and we’ll continue to work to get better.”
The entire Marshall tennis team will be back in action Nov. 5-7, at the Georgia Tech Invitational. The tournament in Atlanta will round out the fall season for the Herd.