Angela Buergis' triumph at No. 1 singles.
The Thundering Herd swept the doubles matches, but Buergis and partner Nischela Reddy nearly upset Marshall's eighth-ranked duo of Jessica Johnson and Ashley Kroh. The Golden Gophers hung close with the MU duo, but Johnson and Kroh prevailed, 8-6.
In singles play, Buergis played one of her best matches of the season, dispatching Johnson in straight sets, 6-2, 6-1. With the win, Buergis improved her spring record to 8-1. At No. 2, Reddy won the first set 6-3 vs. Alice Sukner, but dropped the next two sets, 6-2, 6- 4. At No. 3, Lindsay Risebrough had a match point in the super- tiebreaker, but fell to Kroh, 6-2, 3-6, (11-9).
The Maroon and Gold continues its three-week road trip next week with three duals in California, beginning Monday, March 15 at Sacramento State.
#52 Marshall 6, #74 Minnesota 1
March 7, 2004
No. 1 - Angela Buergis (MN) def. Jessica Johnson (MU), 6-2, 6-1
No. 2 - Alice Sukner (MU) def. Nischela Reddy (MN), 3-6, 6-2, 6-4
No. 3 - Ashley Kroh (MU) def. Lindsay Risebrough (MN), 6-0, 6-1
No. 4 - Lille Nzudie (MU) def. Ida Malmberg (MN), 6-2, 3-6, (11-9)
No. 5 - Joelle Good (MU) def. Emily Bezek (MN), 6-1, 6-0
No. 6 - Danielle Hock (MU) def. Jenna Tellefsen (MN), 6-0, 6-0
No. 1 - Johnson/Kroh (MU) def. Buergis/Reddy (MN), 8-6
No. 2 - Nzudie/Sukner (MU) def. Malmberg/Risebrough (MN), 8-4
No. 3 - Megan Skalsky/Hock (MU) def. Megan Steiger/Bezek (MN), 8-0