South Dakota records 11th victory with 7-2 decision over Morningside

South Dakota records 11th victory with 7-2 decision over Morningside
The South Dakota women's tennis team (11-12) recorded its 11th win this season with a 7-2 nonconference decision over Morningside (0-7) on April 13 in Sioux City, IA.

The Coyotes, which have won four straight matches, have now recorded their highest win total since the 1978 USD team finished with a 13-0 mark.

Against Morningside, USD won five of six singles matches and claimed two of the three decisions in the doubles competition.


With her win at No. 5 singles (6-2, 6-1), Rachel Kludt improved to 16-7 on the season. Michelle Hogan was a straight set winner (6-1, 6-2) and improved to 16-6 on the season.

At No. 2 singles, Ashley Waltman picked up a straight set win (6-3, 6-3) and moved to 13-11 on the season. Also at 13-11 this season is Kelli Galbraith, who picked up a win (6-3, 6-4) at No. 3 singles. Suzy Puetz won in singles competition (6-0, 6-1) and she improved to 14-9 on the season.

The No. 2 doubles squad of Kludt and Amanda Barton moved their record to 13-10 with an 8-2 win. Hogan/Galbraith won at No. 3 doubles with an 8-2 decision and now have a team-best 16-7 mark.

South Dakota will will compete in the NCC Championships on April 20-22 in Grand Forks, ND.

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