Women’s tennis team improves season record

Women's tennis team improves season record
The South Dakota women's tennis squad (3-4) won three of four matches March 4-5 in matches played in Kansas and Texas.

USD defeated Kansas Wesleyan, 9-0 in Salina, KS, and then beat Friends U, 9-0, at Wichita, KS, on Saturday. USD also defeated Austin College, 7-2, and lost to Southeastern Oklahoma State, 2-7, in Sherman, TX, on Sunday.

USD was led by Michelle Hogan, who won all four of her matches at No. 4 singles. She also teamed with Kelli Galbraith to win 2-of-3 doubles matches.

The South Dakota women's tennis team improved to 4-4 on the season with a 7-0 decision over Concordia-Austin March 6 in Austin, TX.

The Coyotes won all six of their singles matches and the three doubles matches. However, USD received just one team point in doubles because Concordia, which is a Division III school, has a conference rule that awards a single team point to the team that wins at least two of the three doubles matches.

With her win at No. 4 singles, Hogan improved to a team-best 7-1 on the season. At No. 6 singles, Suzy Puetz picked up a straight-set win to move to 6-2 on the season. In addition, the Hogan/Galbraith doubles team improved to 6-2 this season. At No. 1 singles, Amanda Barton moved to 5-3 on the season as did No. 5 singles player Rachel Kludt.

Ashley Waltman and Galbraith at No. 2 and No. 3 singles, respectively, improved to 4-4 on the season. The Barton/Kludt doubles team is now 5-3 at No. 2 doubles while the No. 1 doubles team of Waltman and Puetz has improved to 3-5 on the season.

The USD tennis squad has now won four of its last five matches this season.

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