Xavier aces Miami (OH) & Cleveland State
Xavier women’s tennis picked up two road wins last weekend, knocking off Miami (OH) 4-3 Friday evening before sweeping Cleveland State 7-0 on Sunday.
Against Miami, Xavier’s No. 1 doubles team of juniors Ahmeir Kyle and Kaitlin Ruether won 6-2 before its No. 3 doubles team of sophomores Anna Letto and Natalie Moyer won 6-4 to clinch the doubles point.
Xavier went up 2-0 after Moyer won in straight sets in No. 5 singles, but Miami got their first point after Laura Rico knocked off Kyle in No. 1 singles.
A three-set Miami win at No. 6 singles tied up the match at two points apiece, but freshman Anna Roggenburk, who was named the Big East Athlete of the Week, put Xavier back on top with a three-set 3-6, 6-2, 7-6 win.
Xavier then clinched the match with a three-set win for Ruether, although Miami did win another point as Lysova Milana beat senior Rachael Reichenbach at No. 4 singles to finish the match 4-3 in favor of the Musketeers.
On Sunday afternoon in Cleveland, the Musketeers quickly grabbed the doubles point as No. 3 doubles ended in a forfeit win for Xavier, and Reichenbach and Roggenburk won handily with a 6-1 win at No. 2 doubles to grab the point.
Xavier won No. 6 singles by forfeit, then Roggenburk picked up a straight-set win at No. 2 singles.
Ruether followed with a straight set win at No. 4 singles, and Moyer followed up with a 7-6, 6-0 win at No. 5 singles.
Reichenbach won in a super tiebreak, dropping the first set 6-2 before winning the next set 7-5 and taking the tiebreak 10-4.
Kyle finished off the sweep with another super tiebreak win, as she won 6-3, 4-6, 10-5.
The two wins bring Xavier’s record for the spring season to 5-4 as it begin conference play this weekend on the road against Marquette on Saturday before traveling to Chicago to face DePaul on Sunday afternoon.