March 12, 2011

Bulldogs Get Impressive 4-3 Win Over Western Michigan

RESULTS

INDIANAPOLIS - The Butler women's tennis team scored a very impressive 4-3 win over Western Michigan on Saturday at the Butler Tennis Bubble. BU has now won seven of its last eight dual matches.

The Bulldogs (7-4) got the doubles point by winning two of three and then split singles play to pull out the victory over the Broncos, who are a premier college program in the Midwest.

"This was a quality win for our girls," head coach Jason Suscha said. "We are playing with purpose and toughness, and the results are showing it."

Freshman Gabrielle Rubenstein and sophomore Brittany Farmer led the way for Butler, each winning in doubles and singles play. Rubenstein scored a 6-4, 7-6 (6) win at No. 5 singles in addition to winning at No. 1 doubles with fellow freshman Stephanie McLoughlin. Farmer won with senior Gabriella Bobrowski at No. 2 doubles as well as winning in straight sets at No. 6 singles.

Another freshman, Caroline Hedrick, registered a key 6-4, 6-3 win at No. 2 singles.

Butler will have a gauntlet of tough competition coming up in the next week. BU will host Houston Sunday, March 13 before playing at Georgia and Mercer. League play starts March 20 at Detroit.