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Jacks split conference meets...

Courtesy: SDSU Sports Info
Release: 03/29/2012 18:02:15

The South Dakota State women's tennis team split a pair of conference meets at the Summit League tennis cluster...

SDSU dropped its conference opener in the morning to South Dakota, 4-1, before blanking Oakland in the nightcap, 4-0...

In the morning against USD, the Jacks were fast out of the gate, earning the doubles point with convincing wins at No. 1 and No. 2 doubles.

Jenny Blackburne and Brooke Henry teamed up at No. 1 for an 8-3 win, while Megan McDougall and Bryna Nasenbeny posted an 8-1 decision at No. 2.

SDSU fell victim to two close defeats, however, as USD took the first four singles matches that reached completion.

Blackburne put forth a strong effort at No. 2, but was bested 6-4, 6-4. At No. 3, McDougall and her opponent went the distance, but McDougall was outlasted in a full third set, 5-7, 6-4, 7-6 (7-5).

Nasenbeny and Natalia Medina were both in tight second sets when the match was called due to decision.

In the second meet of the day, the Jacks dominated from start to finish, taking the doubles point in convincing fashion. McDougall and Nasenbeny won 8-2 at No. 2, while Bethany Goeden and Medina rolled to an 8-0 win at No. 3.

Singles was more of the same, as SDSU scored three to close out the match.

Complete results from today's meet are available at the beginning of this article. Blackburne was a 6-2, 6-3 winner at No. 2, McDougall was a 6-2, 6-2 winner at No. 4 and Anna Botzet finished off OU in convincing fashion at No. 6, 6-0, 6-0.

All other matches were unfinished.

Complete results from both of today's contests are available at the beginning of this article.

The Jacks continue competition at the league cluster tomorrow afternoon against UMKC. Meet time is set for 2 p.m. in Fort Wayne.

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