GREENVILLE, S.C. – The Marshall University tennis team (5-3) dropped its match to the Furman Paladins on Saturday, 6-1.
“It was a good competitive match,” Marshall tennis head coach John Mercer said after the loss. “Furman has a very good program. We did a nice job in doubles, but hopefully in the next match we can use that momentum to close out singles.”
The Thundering Herd dropped the first decision of doubles on court two. However, Madi Ballow and Jutte Van Hansewyck rallied on court three, 6-2, to defeat Julia Adams and Ellie Schoppe. Emma Vanderheyden and Liz Stefancic followed with a 6-3 triumph over Jess Dawson and Sara Snyder to take the doubles point.
RESULTS VS. FURMAN
1. Emma Vanderheyden/Liz Stefancic (MAR) def. Julia Adams/Ellie Schoppe (FUR) 6-3
2. Madison Dillon/Ellie Schulson (FUR) def. Gabrielle Clairotte/Sophia Hurrion (MAR) 6-1
3. Madi Ballow/Jutte Van Hansewyck (MAR) def. Jess Dawson/Sara Snyder (FUR) 6-2
1. #45 Julia Adams (FUR) def. Emma Vanderheyden (MAR) 7-5, 6-2
2. Ellie Schoppe (FUR) def. Liz Stefancic (MAR) 6-3, 6-3
3. Madison Dillon (FUR) def. Madi Ballow (MAR) 6-4, 6-4
4. #65 Sara Snyder (FUR) def. Sophia Hurrion (MAR) 1-6, 6-2, 6-4
5. Jess Dawson (FUR) def. Gabrielle Clairotte (MAR) 6-2, 6-1
6. Ellie Schulson (FUR) def. Jutte Van Hansewyck (MAR) 6-0, 6-2
Order of finish: Doubles (2,3,1); Singles (2,1,3,4,6,5)
Marshall closed the weekend at Virginia Tech on Sunday at 1 p.m.
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