WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue women’s tennis will add another tally to the win column after defeating Cincinnati 6-1.
The Boilermakers started doubles with a swift win at No. 3. Sophomore Juana Larranaga and freshman Kennedy Gibbs won their match 6-1. Purdue fought through to earn the doubles point with a win at No. 2 doubles for senior Csilla Fodor and sophomore Carmen Gallardo Guevara.
Singles matches did not come as quickly for Purdue. Sophomore Carmen Gallardo Guevara forced the No. 2 singles match to a super tiebreak after playing a regular tie break for the two previous sets. Milic emerged victorious against the Bearcats with a comeback win in the last set.
Juana Larranaga also sent her match to a super tiebreak. The sophomore led for the entire last set to get her first singles win of the season.
PURDUE (3-0) – 6, CINCINNATI (1-1) – 1
Liz Norman (PUR) def. Elizabeth Pendergast (CIN) – 6-4, 6-1
Carmen Gallardo Guevara (PUR) def. Cassie McLay (CIN) – 7-6 (7), 6-7 (3), 10-5
Csilla Fodor (PUR) def. Maria Santilli (CIN) – 6-1, 6-2
Kelli Niehaus (CIN) def. Tara Katarina Milic (PUR) – 6-2, 7-5
Kennedy Gibbs (PUR) def. Callie Flanagan (CIN) – 7-5, 6-2
Juana Larranaga (PUR) def. Katie Ferguson (CIN) – 6-3, 4-6, 10-7
Liz Norman/Tara Katarina Milic (PUR) vs. Cassie McLay/Elizabeth Pendergast (CIN) –
Csilla Fodor/Carmen Gallardo Guevara (PUR) def. Kelli Niehaus/Maria Santilli (CIN) – 6-4
Juana Larranaga/Kennedy Gibbs (PUR) def. Sofia Bruno/Callie Flanagan (CIN) – 6-1
ORDER OF FINISH
Singles: 3, 1, 5, 4, 6, 2
Doubles: 3, 2