DES MOINES, Iowa – Playing a rare non-conference match against a league rival, Bradley (6-7) dropped a 6-1 decision to host Drake (7-7) Friday afternoon in the second competition of the day for the Braves at the Roger Knapp Tennis Center.
Coming off a near-perfect performance in the day’s tuneup against Grand View, Bradley could not carry over the momentum into doubles action against the Bulldogs, falling in all three matches to lose the opening doubles point.
Sophomore Jessie Bertino, who did not lose a game in either of her singles matches Friday, gave the Braves their lone point with a 6-0, 6-0 win at No. 6 singles. Cassia Wojtalik nearly gave Bradley a second point after rallying from a 6-0 loss in her first set at No. 3 singles. After taking the second set by a 6-4 score, Wojtalik took Lea Kozulic to 14-12 in the 3rd-set tie breaker.
The Braves will continue their swing through Iowa by taking on South Dakota in a 4:30 p.m. match at the Ames Racquet and Tennis Center, then will visit Coe College Sunday (2 p.m.) before hosting Interstate 74 rival Illinois State in their Missouri Valley Conference opener March 29 at the David Markin Tennis Courts.
BRADLEY WOMEN’S TENNIS MATCH
FRIDAY, MARCH 15, 2013
DES MOINES, IOWA | ROGER KNAPP TENNIS CENTER
at Drake 6, Bradley 1
#1 – Eggleston/Rebol (DU) def. Henke/Rodefeld (BU), 8-5
#2 – Boyd/Van Genechten (DU) def. Miles/Scott (BU), 8-4
#3 – Mariel Ante/Ali Patterson (DU) def. Bertino/Wojtalik (BU), 8-5
Order of finish: 1,2,3
#1 – Klavdija Rebol (DU) def. Adele Henke (BU), 6-2, 6-4
#2 – Evy Van Genechten (DU) def. Sarah Rodefeld (BU), 6-1, 6-1
#3 – Lea Kozulic (DU) def. Cassia Wojtalik (BU), 6-0, 4-6, 14-12
#4 – Nell Boyd (DU) def. Carly Miles (BU), 6-1, 6-2
#5 – Jordan Eggleston (DU) def. Kennedy Scott (BU), 6-1, 6-2
#6 – Jessie Bertino (BU) def. Amanda Dick (DU), 6-0, 6-0
Order of finish: 2,4,5,6,1,3