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

Emporia State Mesa State Winner Score
1. Marcela Bayon Teri Mayeda DNF
2. Natalie Villaflor Kelsey Bottinelli MSC Injury
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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