Elon Women’s Tennis Suffers Setback at Samford

Posted by Press Release on April 5, 2014 at 11:16 pm under College | Comments are off for this article

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Elon University women’s tennis team dropped a 5-2 decision today, April 5, on the road against the Samford Bulldogs. The Phoenix now sits at 4-2 in Southern Conference play.

The strong Samford side extended its home winning streak to 10 straight matches and improved to 6-1 in the Southern Conference, sitting in a tie with Chattanooga for second in the conference standings. Elon is in a tie for fourth place with UNC Greensboro, who fell today against Chattanooga. The Phoenix and Spartans will meet Thursday, April 10, in Greensboro.

Elon fell behind the Bulldogs early with losses on doubles court Nos. 1 and 3. Jordan Johnston and Barbora Lazarova dropped a tightly contested match on No. 1 doubles while Bryn Khoury and Taylor Casey fell 8-1 on No. 3. The duo of Frida Jansaker and Maria Camara Ruiz picked up an 8-6 victory on court No. 2.

Samford continued its run into singles play with victories on court Nos. 1, 3, 5 and 6 to clinch the match.

Jansaker and Khoury picked up Elon’s only points of the match, as Jansaker earned a 6-2, 6-2 victory on court No. 2 and Khoury picked up a 4-6, 6-1, 6-4 win on court No. 4. Jansaker has now won 11 of her last 12 singles matches dating back to Jan. 25 against Kansas State.

Johnston, Lazarova and Casey were each beat in straight sets on court Nos. 1, 3 and 5, respectively, but Camara Ruiz won her second set to force a third set tiebreaker. The junior came up just short, though, in losing the super tiebreaker 10-6.

Elon returns to action tomorrow afternoon against Chattanooga. The match is scheduled for 12 p.m.

Tennis Match Results
Elon vs Samford
Apr 05, 2014 at Birmingham, Ala.
(Samford Tennis Center)
Samford 5, Elon 2

Singles competition
1. Stephanie N’tcha (SAM-WT) def. Jordan Johnston (ELON) 6-3, 6-4
2. Frida Jansaker (ELON) def. Kristin Lewis (SAM-WT) 6-2, 6-2
3. Yasmeen Ebada (SAM-WT) def. Barbora Lazarova (ELON) 6-0, 6-1
4. Bryn Khoury (ELON) def. Jessica Northcutt (SAM-WT) 4-6, 6-1, 6-4
5. Emily Mallory (SAM-WT) def. Taylor Casey (ELON) 6-4, 6-2
6. Lauren Caballero (SAM-WT) def. Maria Camara Ruiz (ELON) 6-3, 4-6, 1-0 (10-6)

Doubles competition
1. Kristin Lewis/Emily Mallory (SAM-WT) def. Jordan Johnston/Barbora Lazarova (ELON) 8-7
2. Maria Camara Ruiz/Frida Jansaker (ELON) def. Stephanie N’tcha/Carita Moolman (SAM-WT) 8-6
3. Yasmeen Ebada/Jessica Northcutt (SAM-WT) def. Bryn Khoury/Taylor Casey (ELON) 8-1

Match Notes:
Elon 10-7, 4-2 SoCon
Samford 15-2, 6-1 SoCon
T-5:20 A-61

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