Ahead of Delta Girls Tennis' trip to the State Finals, head coach Tim Cleland thinks more about life lessons than wins and losses while coaching. Cleland looks to lead the Lady Eagles to their first State Championship in program history June 3-4, 2022.
Ball State Women's Tennis (19-4, 8-2 MAC) traveled to Austin, Texas for the first-round NCAA Tournament against the University of Texas (21-4, 8-1 BIG12) May 6 as the Mid-American Conference (MAC) Tournament Champions. The Longhorns swept the Cardinals in the doubles and singles matches to end Ball State's postseason run.
After winning the 2022 Mid-American Conference regular season championship, Ball State Women’s Tennis (19-4, 9-2 MAC) hosted the MAC Tournament as the no. 1 seed April 30 and May 1.
The Cardinals earned the first points of the match by winning two of the three doubles matches, but fell to Eastern Michigan 4-3 April 1. Here are three takeaways from Ball State's loss.
Going into the weekend’s slate of conference matches, the Cardinals were on a 19-match win streak and 10-0 in the Mid-American Conference. After the two victories over Miami (Ohio) and Western Michigan, the Cardinals won the MAC regular-season championship outright for the first time since 2017.
The Cardinals kept their win streak intact Sunday afternoon, as Ball State (7-2, 0-0 MAC) defeated Western Kentucky (1-6, 0-0 Conference USA) 6-1.
The Cardinals defeated the Golden Grizzlies twice, earning their sixth win of the season and fourth in the last five days.
The Cardinals (6-1, 0-0 MAC) picked up a clean sweep over the Cougars to win their sixth straight match and improve to 6-1 overall.
It had been nearly a year since the Cardinals recorded a perfect match, but that changed Friday, as they played as near a perfect match in their 7-0 victory against Eastern Illinois.
Five matches into 2021, Ball State is 4-0 in matches with a 4-3 margin — thanks in part to Friday’s victory over Xavier.
With the victories, the Cardinals improve to 3-1 — their best start since 2018.
It had been nearly 10 months since Ball State Men’s Tennis stepped onto the court against an opponent, so it was to be expected the Cardinals would look a little rusty going into their doubleheader against Notre Dame — a team that already had two games under its belt.
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After losing the doubles point to the Racers, the Cardinals were in a tight battle all the way up to the final match, before ultimately taking the 4-3 win.
Friday’s outcome between Ball States Women’s Tennis and Northern Kentucky was never in doubt, as the Cardinals were able to take the doubles point and ride to the tune of a 6-1 win over the Norse.
Ball State Womens Tennis (6-1, 0-0 MAC) took to the court looking to extend a four-match win streak against Oakland (3-2, 0-0 Horizon League) Sunday. Carrying their momentum forward, the Cardinals snapped the Golden Grizzlies' three-match win streak in a 7-0 win.
Ball State Men’s Tennis saw its three-match winning streak come to an end Sunday at the hands of Illinois State. The match saw both teams find certain periods of success, but the Redbirds were able to edge out a 4-3 win over the Cardinals.
Ball State Men’s Tennis put on a dominant performance Sunday, keeping its undefeated home record intact. The team controlled the match in nearly every phase of the match, resulting in a 6-1 victory over Eastern Illinois.