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UT Martin finishes off final foes

UT Martin finishes off final foes

Posted: Wednesday, April 18, 2012 12:00 pm

UT Martin put the finishing touches on the regular season this past weekend, sweeping a pair of road tennis matches to finish 8-1 in the Ohio Valley Conference.
The Skyhawks, who defeated SIU Edwardsville on Saturday and Eastern Illinois on Sunday by identical 6-1 margins, will enter this weekend’s OVC Tournament as the No. 2 seed and earn an automatic berth into the league semifinals.
Earning a first round bye, UT Martin will play its first match in the tournament at 2 p.m. on Saturday, facing the winner of the Murray State/Morehead State match.
All matches in the tournament will be held at the Centennial Sportsplex in Nashville.
At SIU Edwardsville, the Skyhawks won the doubles point with an 8-4 win at No. 1 and an 8-2 victory at No. 2.
Jodie Tiley won 6-0, 6-0 at No. 1 singles, while Johanie Van Zyl earned a 6-4, 7-5 win at No. 2. Ivon Simic (6-0, 6-1), Anna Marie Herbold (6-2, 6-2) and Jessica Silva (6-4, 6-1) also claimed victories at No. 4, No. 5 and No. 6, respectively.
Against an EIU squad that had won four straight OVC matches, the Skyhawks claimed the early advantage by clinching the doubles point. Tiley and Simic completed their unblemished 8-0 OVC record in doubles with an 8-3 victory at No. 1, while Alice Laing and Anna Winkelmann teamed together at No. 2, recording an 8-7 triumph.
Tiley (6-4, 6-0) and Winkelmann (6-3, 6-3) earned wins at No. 1 and No. 3, respectively. Simic posted a 6-2, 6-3 victory at No. 4, while Herbold won 6-3, 6-1 at No. 5.
Laing also chalked up a 6-2, 6-2 win at No. 6.
“Today’s match was played under totally different circumstances as Saturday,” Taylor said. “We were playing on Eastern Illinois’ home courts with 20 mile-per-hour winds with gusts up to 30 miles per hour. But again, the girls made some quick adjustments and made it look easy.”
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UTM 6, SIUE 1
Singles
1. TILEY, Jodie (UTM) def. CONNORS, Carli (SIUE) 6-0, 6-0
2. VAN ZYL, Johanie (UTM) def. DONNER, Kali (SIUE) 6-4, 7-5
3. WEBB, Rachel (SIUE) def. WINKELMANN, Anna (UTM) 4-6, 7-5, 1-0 (10-8)
4. SIMIC, Ivon (UTM) def. RAYMOND, Lindsey (SIUE) 6-0, 6-1
5. HERBOLD, Anna Marie (UTM) def. HORNING, Laura (SIUE) 6-2, 6-2
6. SILVA, Jessica (UTM) def. CORKERN, Joanna (SIUE) 6-4, 6-1
Doubles
1. TILEY, Jodie/SILVA, Jessica (UTM) def. CONNORS, Carli/HORNING, Laura (SIUE) 8-4
2. LAING, Alice/WINKELMANN, Anna (UTM) def. DONNER, Kali/RAYMOND, Lindsey (SIUE) 8-2
3. CORKERN, Joanna/MILLER, Amanda (SIUE) def. McCALL, Katie/VAN ZYL, Johanie (UTM) 8-6
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UTM 6, Eastern Ill 1
Singles
1. TILEY, Jodie (UTM) def. PRISNER, Janelle (EIU) 6-4, 6-0
2. WHITLEY, Merritt (EIU) def. VAN ZYL, Johanie (UTM) 6-2, 6-1
3. WINKELMANN, Anna (UTM) def. DIBBS, Amanda (EIU) 6-3, 6-3
4. SIMIC, Ivon (UTM) def. BOULBAHAIEM,Sephora (EIU) 6-2, 6-3
5. HERBOLD, Anna Marie (UTM) def. EGAN, Annie (EIU) 6-3, 6-1
6. LAING, Alice (UTM) def. LAIRD, Kristen (EIU) 6-2, 6-2
Doubles
1. TILEY, Jodie/SIMIC, Ivon (UTM) def. PRISNER, Janelle/WHITLEY, Merritt (EIU) 8-3
2. LAING, Alice/WINKELMANN, Anna (UTM) def. BOULBAHAIEM,Sephora/LAIRD, Kristen (EIU) 8-7
3. DIBBS, Amanda/EGAN, Annie (EIU) def. McCALL, Katie/VAN ZYL, Johanie (UTM) 8-4 Published in The WCP 4.17.12

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