OMAHA, Neb. — The Creighton women’s tennis team notched a 6-1 victory over crosstown foe UNO on Friday night at the Miracle Hill Tennis Center.
The Bluejays improved to 5-2 this season, while the Mavericks fell to 5-7.
Creighton earned the first point of the night by winning the No. 3 and No. 1 doubles matches. Emma Gener and Malvika Shukla started the action with a 6-3 win at the third slot. UNO tied the doubles portion of the contest with a 6-4 victory at No. 2 before Kate Krueger and Sarah Wilcox improved to 5-2 in No. 1 doubles with a 6-4 win against the Mavericks’ top pair.
UNO tied the match at 1-1 with a win at the top singles position, but the Bluejays sealed the overall dual victory with three straight-sets wins before ending the night with a pair of three-set wins.
Gener put the Bluejays back on top with a 6-2, 6-3 win at No. 3, and Joanna Nowakowska earned a 6-2, 6-3 win at the No. 4 slot to extend Creighton advantage to 3-1.
Shukla clinched the match with a 6-0, 6-3 victory during the No. 6 position.
Alex Centra (No. 5) and Wilcox (No. 2) each earned three-set wins to close out the night.
“Our girls had to fight through some nerves and tight moments in front of a fantastic crowd tonight,” head coach Tom Lilly said. “Getting the doubles point was important and gave us some momentum. UNO is a good team and we had to compete well to win tonight.”
Creighton returns to the courts for a match on Saturday night against St. Thomas at the Hanscom Indoor Tennis Center at 6:45 p.m.
Creighton 6, Omaha 1
3/12/2021 at Omaha, Neb. (Miracle Hill Tennis Center)
|1. Madison Gallegos (OMAHA) def. Kate Krueger (CU) 6-2, 6-4|
|2. Sarah Wilcox (CU) def. Ines Absisan (OMAHA) 6-2, 6-7 (2-7), 10-4|
|3. Emma Gener (CU) def. Natalie Lorentz (OMAHA) 6-2, 6-3|
|4. Joanna Nowakowska (CU) def. Marie Kapelevich (OMAHA) 6-2, 6-4|
|5. Alex Centra (CU) def. Colby Kelley (OMAHA) 6-2, 5-7, 10-8|
|6. Malvika Shukla (CU) def. Lillian Tiemeyer (OMAHA) 6-0, 6-3|
|Order of finish: Doubles (3,2,1); Singles (1,3,6,4,5,2)|