Ashland University's women's tennis team kept things rolling on Sunday (Sept. 15), as it eked past Purdue Northwest to remain unbeaten in Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference play.
The Eagles (5-1 overall, 2-0 GLIAC) topped the Pride, 4-3, with all points coming from singles wins. Ashland's 2-0 start in the GLIAC is its best since 2013-14, also 2-0.
"The way our team fought today was as if we had no fear of losing," said senior Brianna Brdicka. "We had complete faith in each other to do our parts. The support and trust were there, which resulted in execution of our game plan. We are happy with the outcome this weekend, but we aren't done yet."
Ashland faced an early deficit in the match, as Purdue Northwest grabbed two doubles matches away from the Eagles. Sophomore Gabriella Hudec and junior Camille Ringot were the only duo to with their doubles match, a 6-1 rout.
In singles play, Ashland made their comeback to win the match. All of Ashland's matches were won in straight sets. Sophomore Nikhol Pluta got things started in No. 1 singles with a 6-1, 6-4 win. Then, Hudec also won in two sets, 6-1, 7-5, at No. 2. Ringot was the third of the Eagles to win in straight sets, 6-1, 6-3. Senior Allison Brooks didn't drop a single game in her 6-0, 6-0 win.
The Eagles will play next on Sunday (Sept. 22) at Ursuline at 10 a.m.