Herd Tennis Tallies 6-1 Win Over WVSU – HerdZone.com

HUNTINGTON, W.Va — The Marshall University tennis team (6-5) defeated the West Virginia State University Yellow Jackets on Sunday afternoon by a final score of 6-1.
The Thundering Herd started off early with a 1-0 lead after clinching the doubles point by Madi Ballow and Madison Riley winning their match 6-3. Then the freshmen duo, Gabrielle Clairotte and Rieke Gillar defeated their doubles opponents, 6-1.
Marshall took five of the six singles matches. Ballow took the first singles point after almost sweeping her opponent 6-0, 6-4. Liz Stefancic finished next and took the second singles point 6-2, 6-1. Clairotte claimed the third singles point for the Herd with a 6-1, 6-4 win. Anna Smith battled into a tiebreaker and took the fourth singles point. Gillar also faced a tiebreaker, receiving the final singles point to put the Herd on top, 6-0.
WVSU (1-3) claimed the only singles point in the final singles match of the afternoon and forced Audrey Gilgore into a tiebreaker.
1. Ballow/Riley (MU) def. Wild/Haidari (WVSU), 6-3
2. Clairotte/Gillar (MU) def. Solomon/Malo (WVSU), 6-1
3. Kruhlova/Moore (WVSU) def. Grigore/Joseph (MU), 6-3

Finishing Order: 2, 1, 3

1. Smith (MU) def. Wild (WVSU), 5-7, 6-1, 1-0 (10-5)
2.  Ballow (MU) def. Solomon (WVSU), 6-0, 6-4
3. Stefancic (MU) def. Malo (WVSU), 6-2, 6-1
4. Clairotte (MU) def. Kruhlova (WVSU), 6-1, 6-4
5. Gillar (MU) def. Hairdari (WVSU), 5-7, 7-6, 1-0 (10-8)
6. Moore (WVSU) def. Grigore (MU), 6-4, 4-6, 1-0 (10-6)

Finishing Order: 2, 3, 4, 1, 5, 6
The Thundering Herd women’s tennis team will continue its homestandd next Saturday, April 3, against the West Virginia University Mountaineers. The start time is set for 2 p.m. The match is scheduled to be held at 7827 Tennis Center in Huntington, W.Va but continue to check HerdZone and social media for updates on the match moving outdoors.

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