Women's Tennis - Sat, Mar. 7, 2015 - posted by
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EVANSVILLE, Ind. – The Taylor women's tennis team played its first match of the spring season Saturday, and the University of Southern Indiana proved to be too much for the Trojans in a 9-0 defeat.


The Screaming Eagles are a member of the Great Lakes Valley Conference (GLVC) and currently are in the non-conference schedule of their primary spring season. With the win over Taylor, Southern Indiana won its third straight match and improved to 7-2 dating back to the fall season.


Katherine Marquez played the top spot for the Trojans in singles play, falling by a score of 6-2, 6-2. Sophomore Sarah Smith, who returns for the spring season after studying abroad in Ecuador last fall, was slotted at No. 2 singles and played well in the first set before being overcome 6-4, 6-0. Rachel Kammer played No. 3 singles and battled in a well-played 6-2, 6-4 match, while Ashlen Nisley competed at No. 4 singles and was defeated by Southern Indiana's Kymberly Brannon 6-2, 6-2.


Betsy Jones and Ashley Cook rounded out the Taylor singles lineup in the first match since the Trojans fell in the Crossroads League Tournament Semifinals to No. 21 Marian on October 2.


Marquez and Smith were the only Trojan doubles team to earn a game, as Southern Indiana dictated much of the play on its home courts.


Full results can be found below. Taylor (7-8) played the first of its six scheduled games for the spring season, with its next match coming at home on March 21 at 11:00 am against Trine.


Southern Indiana def. Taylor; 9-0



No. 1- Ashlee Hasson (USI) def. Katherine Marquez; 6-2, 6-2

No. 2- Brenna Wu (USI) def. Sarah Smith; 6-4, 6-0

No. 3- Elizabeth Wilm (USI) def. Rachel Kammer: 6-2, 6-4

No. 4- Kymberly Brannon (USI) def. Ashlen Nisley: 6-2, 6-2

No. 5- Kelsey Shipman (USI) def. Betsy Jones: 6-1, 6-0

No. 6- Jennifer Mizikar (USI) def. Ashley Cook: 6-0, 6-0



No. 1- Wu/Hasson (USI) def. Marquez/Smith (TU): 8-1

No. 2- Skinner/Wilm (USI) def. Jones/Kammer (TU): 8-0

No. 3- Shipman/Brannon (USI) def. Wieland/Zeilstra (TU): 8-0

Record: 10-4 Home: 6-2 Away: 4-2 Neutral: 0-0 Crossroads: 6-3