Bulldogs Fall Short Of Xavier, 5-2

Feb. 13, 2008

Cincinnati, Ohio - Tiffany McLoughlin notched her second-straight singles win and Natali Jaimes tallied her second of the spring, but host Xavier scored the team victory with a 5-2 decision over the Bulldogs on Wednesday (Feb. 13).

McLoughlin, who earned her first win of the spring against Illinois State on Saturday (Feb. 9), held on for a three-set decision at No. 6 singles over Jeanette Feider, 6-4, 5-7, 1-0 (5). Jaimes, meanwhile, scored a straight-set win over Aylin Seyalioglu, 6-3, 6-1, at No. 3 singles.

The Bulldogs put up a valiant effort in doubles competition and fell just short of claiming the first point of the match. Molly Casperson and Becky Jenkins topped Tifanie Treece and Christie Pleiman at No. 2 doubles, 8-5, while Michelle Hawes and McLoughlin put up a strong fight at No. 3 before falling, 9-7, to Annie Diedalis and Jill Ducro.

Butler also received a gutsy showing at No. 1 singles by Casperson, who battled Kara Courtney through three sets. The two players tangled to a deadlock in the opening set before Courtney got the upper hand in the tie-breaker for a 7-6 (4) decision. Casperson rallied in the second set with a convincing 6-2 win, but she would fall just short of the match victory in a 6-4 third set defeat.

The Bulldogs return to action on Friday (Feb. 15) when they open Horizon League competition at Green Bay beginning at 7:00 p.m. ET.

Singles
No. 1 Kara Courtney (XU) def. Molly Casperson (BU) 7-6 (4), 2-6, 6-4
No. 2 Tifanie Treece (XU) def. Gabriella Bobrowski (BU) 6-3, 7-5
No. 3 Natali Jaimes (BU) def. Aylin Seyalioglu (XU) 6-3, 6-1
No. 4 Kaitlyn Zinn (X) def. Becky Jenkins (BU) 4-6, 6-2, 5-1, def.
No. 5 Jill Ducro (XU) def. Michelle Hawes (BU) 6-1, 6-3
No. 6 Tiffany McLoughlin (BU) def. Jeanette Feider (XU) 6-4, 5-7, 1-0 (5)

Doubles
No. 1 Courtney/Feider (XU) def. Bobrowski/Jaimes (BU) 8-5
No. 2 Casperson/Jenkins (BU) def. Treece/ Christie Pleiman (XU) 8-5
No. 3 Annie Diedalis /Ducro (XU) def. Hawes/McLoughlin (BU) 9-7