Tennis edged at Creighton
The South Dakota State men's and women's tennis teams were both edged by Creighton on Friday, 5-2 and 4-3, respectively.
The Jackrabbits battled the Bluejays late into the night, but both SDSU teams came up with the short end of the stick.
On the men's side, Creighton won the doubles point with wins at No. 2 and No. 3. Parker Lawley and Andrea Boglić trailed 7-6 at No. 1 when the match was pulled off of the court due to the team point being decided.
In singles, SDSU needed four of the six singles matches, but was only able to win two due to two losses in full third sets.
Lawley was the first Jackrabbit winner at No. 4. He won in straight sets versus Brandon Lee 6-4, 6-1. The match was one of only three two-set matches.
Henrique Pereira was also a winner, but in a full third set. He won the first set in convincing fashion 6-2, but was shutout in the second by Sean Mathison 6-0. In the third and decisive set, Pereira won by one break of service for the set and the match.
The loss dropped SDSU to 2-7 on the season. Next up SDSU travels to Florida for four meets in five days. The men open the week versus Ohio Dominican on Monday. Meet time is to be announced.
On the women's side, SDSU won the doubles point, but Creighton rallied for four singles wins to win the meet.
The Jacks found continued success from its double teams and started on top after wins at No. 1 and No. 3. Ffion Davies and Jenny Blackburne won easily at the top spot, defeating Anna Kirshenbaum and Analese Snyder 8-3. Beatriz Souza and Florencia Magni were 8-5 winners versus Amanda Noonan and Liz Vermillion at No. 3.
The middle doubles match was pulled due to the team point being decided.
In singles, the Bluejays rallied for four wins and the meet. Every singles match was decided in straight sets.
Davies continued her winning ways with a 6-3, 6-2 win at No. 2 versus Snyder. The Jacks scored the most dominant win of the day, a 6-0, 6-0 showing by Tacy Haws-Lay at No. 5 versus Sam Anderson.
But it was not enough, as Creighton won the other four singles matches.
The loss dropped SDSU to 5-6 on the season. Next up SDSU travels to Florida for four meets in five days. The women open the week versus Ohio Dominican on Monday. Meet time is to be announced.