Lady Hornets Tennis Advances Past Mesa State

NCAA Division II North Central Region
Women*s Tennis
First Round Match
May 3, 2007

Emporia, Kan./Wichita, Kan.
RECAP: Emporia State advanced to the second round of the NCAA
Tournament for the third straight year with a 5-1 win over Mesa State on Thursday.

ESU took a 3-0 lead after doubles before the rains came in and forced
the singles portion of the duals to be played indoors at the Crestview
Country Club in Wichita, Kan. The Hornets #2 and #3 doubles teams had
little trouble with the Mavericks, winning 8-2 and 8-3.
The #1 doubles match was a much more competitive match-up with ESU
winning the final three games to take a 9-7 win. ESU*s team of
Natalie Villaflor and Lacey Luina broke MSC*s Teri Mayeda and Kelsey
Bottinelli in the third and seventh games to take a 5-2 lead. The
Mavericks then came back with three straight wins to even things a 5-5.

The Hornets then broke serve to take a 6-5 lead only to see Mesa State
break them right back to tie the score at 6-6. The Mavericks held serve
for a 7-6 lead before the Hornets came back to win the final three games for the 9-7 win.

Once the singles resumed Mesa State received an injury default when
Villaflor was forced to withdraw with a leg injury at #2 singles. Luina
defeated Kara Killenberg 6-0, 6-1 at #3 and Karly Schultz won the match with a 6-1, 6-2 victory over Krystal Smith at #4 singles.
ESU will take on Neb.-Omaha at 3 p.m. on Friday at the Milton Courts on
the ESU campus in the second round of the Regional with a trip to the
*Sweet 16* on the line.

Emporia State vs. Mesa State
Doubles
Emporia State Mesa State Winner Score
1. Natalie Villaflor Teri Mayeda ESU 9-7
Lacey Luina Kelsey
Bottinelli
2. Marcela Bayon Krystal Smith ESU 8-2
Karly Schultz Jamie
Hanks
3. Audrey Sherman Kara Killenberg ESU 8-3
Molly Bowman Drisa Carrizo

Singles
Emporia State Mesa State Winner Score
1. Marcela Bayon Teri Mayeda DNF
2. Natalie Villaflor Kelsey Bottinelli MSC Injury
Default
3. Lacey Luina Kara Killenberg ESU 6-0, 6-1
4. Karly Schultz Krystal Smith ESU 6-1, 6-2
5. Audrey Sherman Jamie Hanks DNF
6. Molly Bowman Drissa Carrizo DNF
Final Score
Emporia State 5, Mesa State 1

Match Notes: Doubles held on Milton Courts at ESU; singles played at
Crestview Country Club in Wichita, Kan.


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