MUNCIE, Ind. – The Butler women's tennis team competed in the annual Ball State Fall Invitational over the weekend against opponents from Arkansas State, Ball State, Chicago State, Cleveland State, Eastern Kentucky, Illinois State, IUPUI, Miami University, Notre Dame, Valparaiso and Wright State. The three-day event was held at the Cardinal Creek Tennis Center.
Jocelyn Koester was the top singles player for Butler over the weekend as the freshman won two matches in the Singles E Flight. She got off to a 6-0, 6-0 victory against Sabrine Navarro of Chicago State in the opening round and came back to record a 6-2, 4-6, 7-6 (3) win over Lauren Smith of Wright State in the next round. Koester was ultimately knocked out of Singles E Flight action with a 6-0, 6-3 setback to Megan Brdicka of Wright State.
Doubles competition went better for Butler as two teams found success over the weekend. The team of Adami and Eaton recorded wins in the consolation bracket in the Doubles B Flight while Qin and Hyde earned two wins in the consolation round of the Doubles C Flight.
Adami and Eaton defeated Zdanovec and Paras of Valparaiso 8-4 before knocking off the team of Gaugery and Heeps-Eriksen of Arkansas State 8-6. The final win of the day from Adami and Eaton was an 8-5 victory over Bolado and Huckabee of Chicago State.
Qin and Hyde were defeated in the main draw over the weekend, but the team picked up two wins with an 8-4 victory over Brockman and Hyman of IUPUI and an 8-0 sweep over McNamara and Steingass of Wright State.
Doubles A Flight
McCoughlin and Koester were defeated 8-6 by Gbadamosi and Bensimon (CSU)
Doubles B Flight
Adami and Eaton were defeated 8-3 by Rodriguez and Oscoz (EKU)
Doubles C Flight
Qin and Hyde were defeated 8-5 by Wild and Rang (BSU)
Singles A Flight
Stephanie McLoughlin was defeated by Christiana Raymond (MOO) 6-4, 6-3
Singles B Flight
Kailey Eaton was defeated by Ashlyn Rang (BSU) 6-2, 6-4
Singles C Flight
Konstantina Adami was unable to finish her match against Maddie Ballion (Illinois State) due to an injury.
Singles D Flight
Angelina Qin was defeated by Anna Rozenberg (BSU) 6-4, 6-2