Senior Day on Duals of Herd Tennis Splits Pair

HUNTINGTON, W. Va. – Marshall Tennis (12-12) split a pair of duals, falling to Western Kentucky (18-8), 4-3, before defeating West Virginia State, 7-0, at the Brian David Fox Tennis Center on Saturday afternoon.

“I’m just really happy that Liz [Stefancic]Audrey [Grigore] and Madison [Ballow] a W with a finish, ”Marshall Tennis head coach John Mercer said. “They played well in their last home court. It was great that Madi and Liz won both of their matches today. I thought their experience was going through when they took care of business today.”

“The seniors have shown a commitment to the school and their schoolwork. This group of two doctors and a nurse who are probably going.”

The Hilltoppers came in strong, taking the doubles point and winning two and three on the first dual. Emma Vanderheyden and Liz Stefancic The visitors were clinched by the time, but not finished.

Marshall stormed in front with back-to-back wins as singles in the Vanderheyden tied at the dual after winning the court one, 6-0, 6-3. Madi Ballow and Stefancic followed suit and put Herd in front 3-1 on Courts Three and Two, respectively. WKU would take the victory with four of the court cases and five before the end of the dual court court.

After honoring the seniors, Ballow, Grigore, and Stefancic, prior to the second dual, the Herd jumped on the doubles at West Virginia State. Ballow and Sophia Hurrion Vanderheyden and Stefancic confirming the point of pairing the court with two win-win court cases on a 6-1 triumph. Aisling McGrane and Gabrielle Clairotte There were three on the leading, but not clinched to the point.

Rieke Gillar Downing by Doubles from the Momentum carried by Lea Rolland, 6-1, 6-0, on court six. Stefancic and Jutte Van Hansewyck two and four, respectively, within two minutes of each of the other two minutes of the sealed the result. Shortly following, Ballow wrapped up her second singles win of the day defeating Maya Haidari on court three, 6-2, 6-3. Vanderheyden overcame a challenge from Gaya Solomon, 6-3, 7-5, on court one. Clairotte Persevered to overcome a first set defeat in her match with a tiebreaker, 3-6, 7-6, 1-0, to close out the day on court five.

Western Kentucky vs. Marshall
4-3 WKU


Court No. 1 Emma Vanderheyden/Liz Stefancic (MAR) vs. Cora-Lynn Von Dungern / Paola Cortez (WKU) 5-4 [DNF]

Court No. 2 Mariana Zegada / Laura Bernardos (WKU) def. Madi Ballow/Sophia Hurrion (MAR) 6-3
Court No. 3 Sofia Blanco / Samantha Martinez (WKU) def. Jutte Van Hansewyck/Gabrielle Clairotte (MAR) 6-2
Finish of the Order: 3,2

Court No. 1 Emma Vanderheyden (MAR) def. Cora-Lynn Von Dungern (WKU) 6-0, 6-3
Court No. 2 Liz Stefancic (MAR) def. Laura Bernardos (WKU) 6-4, 6-4
Court No. 3 Madi Ballow (MAR) def. Paola Cortez (WKU) 6-4, 6-1
Court No. 4 Rachel Hermanova (WKU) def. Jutte Van Hansewyck (MAR) 6-2, 7-6 Tiebreaker: 7-5
Court No. 5 Sofia Blanco (WKU) def. Gabrielle Clairotte (MAR) 7-5, 6-3
Court No. 6 Mariana Zegada (WKU) def. Sophia Hurrion (MAR) 4-6, 6-2, 6-1
Finish of Order: 1,3,2,5,4,6

West Virginia State vs. Marshall
7-0 Marshall

Court No. 1 Emma Vanderheyden/Liz Stefancic (MAR) def. Gaya Solomon / Chante Malo (WVSU) 6-1
Court No. 2 Madi Ballow/Sophia Hurrion (MAR) def. Emily Moore / Maya Haidari (WVSU) 6-0
Court No. 3 Aisling McGrane/Gabrielle Clairotte (MAR) vs. Julia Daszkiewicz / Lea Rolland (WVSU) 5-1 [DNF]
Finish of Order: 2,1

Court No. 1 Emma Vanderheyden (MAR) def. Gaya Solomon (WVSU) 6-3, 7-5
Court No. 2 Liz Stefancic (MAR) def. Chante Malo (WVSU) 6-1, 6-2
Court No. 3 Madi Ballow (MAR) def. Maya Haidari (WVSU) 6-2, 6-3
Court No. 4 Jutte Van Hansewyck (MAR) def. Julia Daszkiewicz (WVSU) 6-1, 6-1
Court No. 5 Gabrielle Clairotte (MAR) def. Julieta Beltramino (WVSU) 3-6, 7-6 Tiebreaker: 7-3, 10-2 tiebreaker
Court No. 6 Rieke Gillar (MAR) def. Lea Rolland (WVSU) 6-1, 6-0
Finish of Order: 6,2,4,3,1,5

Marshall Tennis is Back in Action on Wednesday at the 2022 Conference USA Women’s Tennis Tournament in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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