ELKINS PARK, Pa. –
The Temple women's tennis team hosted Xavier on Saturday evening, downing the Atlantic 10 rival, 6-1, in a match played at Fossler's Cheltenham Tennis Center in Elkins Park, Pa. TU is now 6-8 overall and 3-1 against A-10 teams. Xavier falls to 10-4 on the year, 3-1 in league play.
The Musketeers got the upper hand in the doubles matches, taking two of three to claim the point. Jordan Batey
and Alicia Doms
prevented the sweep with their 8-2 win at No. 3.
In singles action, Agnese Rozite
got the Temple scoring started with a straight-set 6-2, 6-2 win over Lizzie Oosterbaan at the fourth flight. Batey followed at No. 3 with a 6-3, 6-2 defeat of Kally Alkire, and Maame Ama Osei
made it a 3-1 match with her 7-5, 6-3 decision over Allyson Westling at No. 5.
Doms had to work extra hard for it, but eventually secured the match for the Owls with a 7-5, 2-6, 6-4 win over Andrea Wolf at the second flight.
With the match decided, Yana Mavrina
and Rebecca Breland
picked up wins for good measure. Mavrina won a challenging 6-1, 5-7, 10-3 decision over Daniella Patton at No. 1, and Breland wrapped up the scoring with a 6-2 6-3 win against Natalie Handler.
The Owls head to Penn for a 4 p.m. match at the cross-city rival on Wednesday, March 21.
Temple (6-8) 6, Xavier (10-4) 1
1. Yana Mavrina
(TU) def. Daniella Patton (XU) 6-1 5-7 10-3
2. Alicia Doms
(TU) def. Andrea Wolf (XU) 7-5 2-6 6-4
3. Jordan Batey
(TU) def. Kally Alkire (XU) 6-3 6-2
4. Agnese Rozite
(TU) def. Lizzie Oosterbaan (XU) 6-2 6-2
5. Maame Ama Osei
(TU) def. Allyson Westling (XU) 7-5 6-3
6. Rebecca Breland
(TU) def. Natalie Handler (XU) 6-2 6-3
1. Alkire/Westling (XU) def. Breland/Grimaldi (TU) 9-8(3)
2. Patton/Wolf (XU) def. Mavrina/Rozite (TU) 8-5
3. Batey/Doms (TU) def. Handler/Oosterbaan (XU) 8-2
Order of finish: Doubles (3,1,2); Singles (4,3,5,2,1,6)