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Skyhawk netters win
at Union City venue

Playing in front of its adopted “hometown” crowd, the UT Martin tennis team fed off the energy of the fans to claim a 4-3 win over SIU Edwardsville in both team’s Ohio Valley Conference opener on Saturday.
Because of construction on the Skyhawk Varsity Courts, UT Martin (2-8, 1-0 OVC) was forced to move its home match to the Union City Courts adjacent to the middle school.
“It was a close match, and the fans made a big difference,” Taylor said. “We really enjoyed playing in front of the Union City fans. We may have to make it a tradition to come over here and play at least one match a year because we had a lot of support.”
UT Martin started off the match by claiming the all-important doubles point. The No. 1 team of Ivon Simic and Anna Marie Herbold picked up an 8-4 win, while Anna Winkelmann and Jessica Silva earned an 8-3 triumph at No. 3.
In singles, Herbold registered a 6-2, 6-2 win at No. 2, while Winkelmann earned a 6-1, 6-4 victory at No. 3. Van Zyl was responsible for a 6-3, 6-3 win at No. 4, clinching the Skyhawk victory.
UTM hits the road Thursday for a nonconference matchup at Southern Illinois.

Published in The Messenger 3.18.13

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