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Jacks open trip with shutout

Courtesy: SDSU Sports Info
Release: 02/22/2013 16:10:04

The South Dakota State women's tennis team beat the storm to Iowa and opened the trip with a shutout of Upper Iowa.

SDSU dominated the Peacocks 7-0, with doubles counting as one decision.

The Jacks won the doubles point without dropping a single game. Ffion Davies and Jenny Blackburne were 8-0 winners at the top spot, while Tacy Haws-Lay and Brooke Henry were 8-0 winners at No. 2. Florencia Magni and Beatriz Souza capped the sweep with a shutout, as well.

Singles was more of the same, as no SDSU player dropped a set.

Magni lined up at No. 1 and won in convincing fashion, 6-1, 6-1. Davies played No. 2 and won each set by one break of service, 6-3, 6-4. Blackburne finished off the top half of the lineup with a 6-3, 6-2 win at No. 3.

Souza, Haws-Lay and Henry won at No. 4, 5 and 6, respectively, without dropping more than one game in any set. Henry won by shutout, 6-0, 6-0.

"The girls played focused and well today," head coach Michael Engdahl said. "The scores show a match that we dominated, but we had to play well in order to dominate. We need to bring the same confidence and work ethic when we play the teams that are even or better than us on paper. Tomorrow will be a great test for that and I know the girls are ready for any challenge."

The Jacks are back in action tomorrow versus Northern Iowa, as part of the weekend triangular in Waterloo, Iowa. Meet time is set for 11 a.m.

Sunday's meet versus Green Bay was originally scheduled for 10 a.m., but was moved to 9 a.m. due to weather.

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