The Illinois State women’s tennis team improved its record to 7-4 after taking down Milwaukee Saturday at the Evergreen Racquet Club in Bloomington. The Redbirds have won seven out of their last nine matches.
The ’Birds snagged the doubles point when No. 2 doubles duo Emmie Marx and Sierra Stone bested Hayley Marshall and Alysa Straub. Heather Nisbet and Kadi Ilves found success over Christina Colarossi and Kristin Kurer, 8-7 (8), in No. 2 doubles.
Marx continued her fight and took down Marshall, 6-3, 6-4, in singles No. 2 position. Carolina Abello dominated over Colarossi, 6-1, 6-0 in No. 3 singles, while Stone beat Aerielle Pendleton, 6-4, 6-0 in No. 4 singles. Ilves also came out on top by taking down Kurer, 6-0, 6-3, in No. 6 singles.
Phyllis Tigges took Diana Tokar to a third-set tie-breaker but fell in the No. 1 singles, 6-4, 4-6, 10-6. Madeliene Baillon lost to Straub, 6-3, 6-1, in No. 5 singles.
“I think the team was happy to be on familiar ground,” ISU head coach Chris Hoover said after Saturday’s victory. “Everybody brought the fight, and that is what we are working for day in and day out.”
Saturday’s match brings the Redbirds’ home record to 2-1. The ’Birds will travel to Marquette on March 21 before they play at home in two consecutive outdoor matches at the Gregory Street Tennis Courts.