Women's Tennis Team Snaps 13-Match Losing Streak, Defeats Southern University 5-2
March 25, 2012
BAKER, La. - The Southern Miss women's tennis team snapped a 13-match losing streak on Sunday with a 5-2 win over Southern University at the Greenwood Park Tennis Center.
Sophomore Alex Bradley clinched the match with a 6-1, 1-6, 6-0 win at No. 5 singles against Morgan Taylor.
The Golden Eagles took the early 1-0 lead claiming two of the three doubles' matches to earn the point. After Kate Lanier and Frances Askew dropped their match 8-0 to Carlista Mohammed and Gabrielle Moore at No. 1, the Golden Eagles bounced back to take wins at No. 3 and 2 doubles. Mackenzie Oskin/Moorea Williams combo cruised to an 8-1 victory over Camara Davis and Morgan Davis. Elja van Berlo and Alex Bradley clinched the point with an 8-5 win over Demetria Woods and Lois Alexis.
Askew made quick work of Davis at No. 6 with a 6-1, 6-0 win in giving USM a 2-0 advantage. Elja van Berlo put the Golden Eagles up 3-0 with a 6-4, 6-2 win against Woods on court 2.
The Jaguars earned their first point at No. 4 when Alexis downed Oskin in a hard-fourth match, 7-5, 6-2. Bradley then put the finishing touches on the match as she clinched the winning point with her three-set victory.
Lanier came back from a set down to beat Moore, 3-6, 6-2, 6-4 to round out the Golden Eagles points. Alexus Coats suffered through back spasms as she lost to Mohammed, 5-7, 6-3, 10-7.
Southern Miss will be back in action Saturday, March 31 at 12 p.m. against South Alabama at the USM Tennis Courts.