Women's Tennis News & Highlights
October 03, 2013
Eagles Top Neumann in Non-League Test
Jenna Laubach and Megan Klosterman set the tone from the outset with a dominating 8-1 result at the top doubles spot.
"Those two are working really well together," Head Coach Mark Spangler said of his top pair. "We worked this week to become more aggressive in poaching and shortening points, and they did that very well today. They are only two matches into their doubles career together, and they have a chance to be very good."
Laubach was even more dominate in winning at the top singles spot. The junior used a wide variety of shots to force errors and earn points en route to a 6-0, 6-0 win. Klosterman also controlled play in the second doubles spot with a 6-1, 6-1 win.
"I am really looking forward to this weekend," Spangler said of the MAC Individual Tournament which is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday. "We picked up good momentum with some solid tennis today, and I think we will be ready to compete with several individuals."
Jenn Balbi won her first set 6-1 and was up 5-0 in the second before Neumann's Jess Demarest battled back to take five straight games and eventually force a second set tiebreaker. Balbi was able to right the ship and earn an 8-6 tiebreak win to claim the all-important fifth point of the match. Spangler gave Balbi credit for a good recovery and competition in the tiebreaker.
Shortly thereafter, Elaine Grazulis, who had teamed with Nicole Filipek for an 8-4 win at third doubles earned the final Eastern point of the day with a 4-6, 6-4, 10-8 win in a hard-fought super-tiebreaker.
The Eagles (2-0) finish the fall portion of their schedule with the MAC Individual Championships this weekend.
Updated: Thursday, 03 October 2013