March 31, 2008

Bulldogs Trump Wright State, 6-1, For Fourth Conference Victory

March 30, 2008

Results

Dayton, Ohio - Butler swept through doubles competition before claiming all but one bout in singles play in earning its fourth Horizon League win of the year with a 6-1 triumph over host Wright State on Sunday (March 30) afternoon.

The win sends the Bulldogs to 8-7 on the year and 4-0 in conference play.

Butler started strong in the match with three convincing doubles decisions. Michelle Hawes and Tiffany McLoughlin worked an 8-0 sweep at No. 3, while Molly Casperson and Becky Jenkins teamed up for a dominant 8-1 win at No. 2. Natali Jaimes and Gabriella Bobrowski rounded out the scoring with an 8-4 victory at No. 1.

The success continued in singles play, as the Bulldogs claimed four of their five wins in two sets.

McLoughlin and Hawes again spared little time in earning their victories at No. 5 and No. 6 singles, respectively, with McLoughlin en route to a sweep before earning at 6-0, 5-0 default win and Hawes dropping only one game in a 6-0, 6-1 decision.

Casperson added a convincing 6-2, 6-1 victory at No. 1, while Jaimes scored a 7-6 (2), 6-0 win at No. 2. Bobrowski rallied for the team's sixth point of the match at No. 3, winning 6-4, 4-6, 1-0 (3).

Butler returns to action on Friday (April 4) when it heads to Valparaiso, Ind., for a 4:00 p.m. ET match with the Crusaders.