sThe University of Minnesota Women's Tennis Team continued its spring trip with a 5-2 win over Jacksonville State in Jacksonville, Ala., on Tuesday afternoon. The Golden Gophers improve to 9-3 on the season.
Minnesota earned the doubles point as Valerie Vladea and Amy Thomas defeated Michelle Dushner and Sally Pearson at No. 1, 8-3. Angela Buergis and Nischela Reddy shut out Heather Miller and Elisa Benhaim at No. 2 doubles, 8-0.
In singles, Vladea cruised at No. 2 singles with a 6-1, 6-0 win over Benhaim. Thomas claimed the win at No. 3 as Zeynep Gurkaynak defaulted due to injury. Reddy and Brandi Watts posted singles wins at No. 4 and 5 singles, respectively. Reddy defeated Dushner, 6-1, 6-1, while Watts beat Miller, 6-4, 6-3.
The Golden Gophers will travel to Tuscaloosa to face No. 31 Alabama on Wednesday, March 19. Minnesota will meet No. 28 Georgia Tech on Saturday afternoon.
Minnesota 5, Jacksonville State 2
No. 1 - Sally Pearson (JS) def. Angela Buergis (MN), 6-4, 3-6, (3-10)
No. 2 - Valerie Vladea (MN) def. Elisa Benhaim (JS), 6-1, 6-0
No. 3 - Amy Thomas (MN) def. Zeynep Gurkaynak (JS), 5-0, ret. inj.
No. 4 - Nischela Reddy (MN) def. Michelle Dushner (JS), 6-1, 6-1
No. 5 - Brandi Watts (MN) def. Heather Miller (JS), 6-4, 6-3
No. 6 - Gaby Baca (JS) def. Kandis Batiste (MN), 7-5, 6-4
No. 1 - Vladea/Thomas (MN) def. Dushner/Pearson (JS), 8-3
No. 2 - Buergis/Reddy (MN) def. Miller/Benhaim (JS), 8-0
No. 3 - Gurkaynak/Baca (JS) def. Batiste/Cici Anderson (MN), 8-4