WOMEN'S TENNIS: Ball State drops home match to Eastern Michigan

Loss puts Cardinals tied for third in MAC

The Ball State women’s tennis team lost for the second time since beginning Mid-American Conference play with a 5-2 loss to Eastern Michigan.

The 2-2 conference record puts Ball State tied with Akron and Bowling Green for third place.

The Eagles came out strong in the beginning of the match by knocking off both Ball State's No. 1 and No. 3 doubles teams.

Paola Rodriguez and Lauren Pickrel, the No. 3 doubles team lost 8-6. Rodriguez requested ice for her bicep, where she felt pain traveling up to her shoulder.

Ayaka Terashi, freshman was back in the lineup Saturday on court five, but was unable to pull out a win against her opponent Ankita Bhatia.

The Cardinals play their next three games on the road with a chance to improve their MAC record before returning home for the championship matches.

The team's first opponent on the road, Bowling Green, has not lost a doubles point in the last 16 matches. Ball State will have a chance to snap that streak, and win a conference tie-breaker Friday, April 12 in Bowling Green, Ohio at the Keefe courts.


More from The Daily

This Week's Digital Issue

Loading Recent Classifieds...