Jacks defeat defending champs in Summit opener
FORT WAYNE, Ind. -- South Dakota State (15-5) opened its Summit League campaign with a bang, as it took down defending conference champs IPFW 5-2 Friday night in Fort Wayne.
"Our girls should be so proud of the complete match today," head coach Michael Engdahl said. "It was one of the most-complete matches we have played all year from the first ball struck to the last."
SDSU opened the night with a sweep in doubles, as Florencia Magni/Jenny Blackburne were victors in the No. 1 position 8-7 (7-5). Reigning player of the week Iasmin Rosa teammed up with Beatriz Souza to win 8-6, while Tacy Haws-Lay and Ffion Davies also won 8-4.
Blackburne also found the win column in No. 2 singles, as she won 7-5, 6-2. Rosa and Davies were both victorious, as the duo won 7-5, 6-3. Haws-Lay also downed her IPFW opponent 6-2, 7-5.
"Our focus and energy was exactly where we want it during Summit League matches," Engdahl added. "It was a good win for our program, but we have to bounce right back for the rest of weekend."
SDSU, which is on a 10-match winning streak, continues league play today as it will square off against South Dakota and Omaha.
South Dakota State 5, IPFW 2
1. Mayu Sato (IPFW) def. Magni, Florencia (SDSUW) 7-5, 6-1
2. Blackburne, Jenny (SDSUW) def. Ella Norgren (IPFW) 7-5, 6-2
3. Rosa, Iasmin (SDSUW) def. Sofia Sorokina (IPFW) 7-5, 6-3
4. Davies, Ffion (SDSUW) def. Miloslava Shustova (IPFW) 7-5, 6-3
5. Marcy Huck (IPFW) def. Souza, Beatriz (SDSUW) 7-5, 6-7, 10-6
6. Haws-Lay, Tacy (SDSUW) def. Carlota Trevino (IPFW) 6-2, 7-5
1. Magni, Florencia/Blackburne, Jenny (SDSUW) def. Marcy Huck/Mayu Sato (IPFW) 8-7 (7-5)
2. Rosa, Iasmin/Souza, Beatriz (SDSUW) def. Miloslava Shustova/Emily Richardson (IPFW) 8-6
3. Haws-Lay, Tacy/Davies, Ffion (SDSUW) def. Ella Norgren/Carlota Trevino (IPFW) 8-4