Senior Olivia Pursell won her 59th career match in singles play in MU's 6-3 win on Friday afternoon.
INDIANAPOLIS - The No. 21-ranked Marian University women's tennis team remained undefeated in Crossroads League play after the Knights turned in a 6-3 win over Huntington University on Friday afternoon at the UIndy Tennis Center. Inclement weather moved the match from the MU Tennis Courts to the South side of Indianapolis.
The Knights are now 7-1 on the season and 6-0 in league play, while HU fell to 4-5 overall and 3-4 in league.
MU opened with a 2-1 lead after the doubles competition when seniors Lauren Paras
and Olivia Pursell
turned in an 8-5 win at No. 2 after junior Sarah Potter
and freshman Anna Potter
turned in an 8-2 win at No. 3 doubles. Senior Brittney Horlacher
and junior Hannah Knust
fell at No. 1 doubles by a 5-8 score to make it 2-1 heading to singles.
Pursell blew through her opponent at No. 5 singles, 6-0, 6-0, and Anna Potter
turned in a quick 6-1, 6-0 win at No. 6 singles to make it 4-1. Paras finished the win with a 6-1, 6-1 win at No. 4 singles before Horlacher gave MU six points with a 6-3, 6-3 win at No. 1 singles. Sarah Potter
was forced to retire in the second set at No. 3 singles and Knust fell at No. 2 singles, 4-6, 4-6, to make the final score 6-3.
The Knights will remain at home when co-league leaders Indiana Wesleyan University (10-0; 7-0 CL) comes to the MU Tennis Courts on Tuesday. First serve is slated for 3 p.m.