Doubles Point Doom CSU In 4-3 Loss

Doubles Point Doom CSU In 4-3 Loss

April 21, 2007

Contact: Josh Rattray

CLEVELAND, Ohio - Cleveland State split six singles matches with Butler but the Bulldogs controlled doubles play as CSU lost, 4-3, Saturday at the Malaga Tennis Center.


Senior Sarah Galon defeated Butler Molly Casperson at No. 1 singles in three sets while junior Jenn Myers and Lindsay Sellers each notched victories at Nos. 4 and 5 singles to lead CSU. The match was tied 3-3 when Butler's Carrie Rachon pulled out a three-set win at No. 6 singles.


However, it was the doubles point that was the difference. Butler quickly swept doubles play, putting CSU in an early hole down 1-0.


"We didn't come out with enough energy early to win in doubles," head coach Brian Etzkin said. "We rallied and gave a good effort, but being down early really came back to hurt us."


Myers' 6-3, 7-6 (4) win over Becky Jenkins in the fourth spot makes her 6-0 in league matches heading into Sunday's finale versus. Detroit.


First serve against the Titans is set for approximately 2:00 p.m. Sunday at the Malaga Tennis Center.


Hawes/McLoughlin (BU) def. Galon/Muntean - 8-5

M. Casperson/Jenkins (BU) def. Gibbons/Sellers - 8-5

C. Casperson/Rachon (BU) def. Myers/Chamberlain - 8-6


Sarah Galon def. Molly Casperson (BU) - 6-4, 2-6, 6-2

Tiffany McLoughlin (BU) def. Charlotte Gibbons - 6-1, 6-1

Michelle Hawes (BU) def. Denisa Muntean - 6-4, 6-4

Jenn Myers def. Becky Jenkins (BU) - 6-3, 7-6 (4)

Lindsay Sellers def. Chelsey Casperson (BU) - 7-6 (2), 2-6, 6-2

Carrie Rachon (BU) def. Kristin Chamberlain - 4-6, 7-6 (2), 6-4



Christine Vogelgesang def. Ashley Harrison (BU) - 8-4

Valerie Vinluan (BU) def. Nina Ali - 8-0