Bluffton University 5, Defiance 4
Bluffton knocks off Defiance in HCAC action
By Bill Hanefeld Jr., interim sports information director
September 14, 2005
BLUFFTON, Ohio - The Bluffton University women's tennis team(1-4, 1-2) traveled to Defiance on Tuesday, Sept. 13 and picked up their first win of the year 5-4.
Bluffton split the singles matches on their way to the victory. Senior Kara Schrock (Middlebury, Ind./Northridge) dominated her match at No. 2 singles, while sophomore Chelsey Person (Bellefontaine/Bellefontaine) and senior Rachel Yoder (Harrisonburg, Pa./Eastern Mennonite) pulled out two hard fought contests at No. 3 singles and No. 4 singles respectively. The No. 2 doubles team of Person and Yoder contributed twice on the night as they won their doubles match. Freshmen Devra Doan (Wooster/Central Christian) and Brittany Zeigler (Telford, Penn./Christopher Dock) rounded out the Bluffton wins with a convincing victory at No. 3 doubles.
Bluffton will return to action when they host Franklin and Anderson in HCAC action on Saturday, Sept. 17. The Beavers open with Franklin at 12 noon.
No. 1. Meyer (D) def. Lisa Cherry (B) 6-0, 6-0
No. 2. Schrock (B) def. Auzins (D) 6-3, 6-0
No. 3. Person (B) def. Reichard (D) 7-6 (7-4), 6-2
No. 4. Yoder (B) def. Dye (D) 7-6 (7-5), 6-4
No. 5. Wendt (D) def. Brittany Zeigler (B) 6-3, 6-1
No. 6. Gullette (D) def. Stephanie Welch (B) 6-1, 6-3
No. 1. Meyer/Auzins (D) def. Cherry/Schrock (B) 8-4
No. 2. Person/Yoder (B) def. Dye/Vendetta (D) 8-6
No. 3. Zeigler/Doan (B) def. Gullette/Burkhart (D) 8-6