The University of Dayton women’s tennis team had a busy, but successful weekend with a trio of wins across Ohio and Indiana.
Dayton began the weekend hosting its home opener on Friday, Jan. 25, versus Robert Morris University. Then, on Saturday, Jan. 26, the Flyers traveled west to the West Indy Racquet Club in Indianapolis, Ind., to compete against Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. And finally, on Sunday, Jan. 27, the team headed across town to take on Wright State University to cap off the weekend.
The Flyers started their weekend beating RMU by a final score of 7-0 at the Five Seasons Sports Club.
In singles action, UD sophomore Sammi Hornbarger defeated RMU junior Carolina Mourao Teixeira, 6-2, 5-7, 10-7 in No. 1 singles. UD freshman Carly Peck won her match in No. 2 singles 6-0, 6-2 and in No. 3 singles, UD junior Maureen Stevens won her contest 6-1, 6-4.
Dayton freshman Katie Boeckman took on RMU senior Clarissa Chen in No.4 singles, winning 6-4, 6-2. UD juniors Claire McNulty and Erin Filbrandt won their matches, as well.
Peck and Stevens teamed up in No.1 doubles, winning their match 8-3. At the three spot, McNulty and Filbrandt won the match 8-3. Boeckman and Hornbarger competed in No.2 doubles, tying 5-5 due to incompletion.
On Saturday, Dayton traveled to Indiana to bout with IUPUI. In the end, the Flyers proved victorious, defeating the Jaguars 4-3.
Hornbarger led the way in singles action, winning her No. 1 singles match, 6-3, 6-1. Peck stepped up to beat IUPUI senior Vanessa Whyte 6-1, 6-3 in No. 2 singles and Boeckman won her match in No. 3 singles versus IUPUI sophomore Rachael Bridegroom, 6-2, 6-2. In No. 4 singles, Filbrandt defeated IUPUI senior Jesika Bays 6-1, 6-1.
In No. 2 doubles, Boeckman and Hornbarger beat their opponents 8-5. Peck and Stevens lost in No. 1 doubles 8-3, and McNulty and Filbrandt were defeated by a close score of 8-6 to lose the point.
The Flyers on Sunday faced Wright State in the Wright State Invitational where it emerged with a 5-2 win over the Raiders.
In singles competition, Stevens earned the No. 3 singles victory, winning, 6-2, 4-6, 10-4 versus WSU senior Taylor Hines. McNulty defeated WSU senior Amy Nini in No. 4 singles. Boeckman won her No. 5 singles match 3-6, 6-3, 6-1, via tie-breaker. Lastly, Filbrandt beat WSU junior Liz Steingass in No. 6 singles, 6-3, 6-3.
Then, in doubles play, Peck and Stevens joined forces in No. 1 doubles to defeat WSU sophomore Alex Bastock and senior Kayla Tuscany, 8-3. Filbrandt and McNulty won their No. 3 doubles match 8-5 to take the point.
The difference between playing home versus away is unmistakable. According to head coach Ryan Meyer, the biggest difference has been
“The fans have a tremendous impact on how the team performs,” Meyer said. “For example, against Robert Morris University at the five seasons, at least 40 fans cheered on the Flyers.”
Coming out of this weekend, Filbrandt said the Flyers are more confident than ever before.
“I think were a lot more confident,” Filbrandt said. “After this weekend, we know how good of a team we
The Flyers record overall now stands at 4-3 after the
Dayton has a five-match homestand upcoming today and tomorrow against Ball State University and Xavier University at the Five Seasons Sports Club.