Women’s tennis handles Wright State

The Butler women’s tennis team swept through Wright State en-route to their fifth win in Horizon League play.

The Bulldogs (13-7, 5-1 HL)) won all three doubles matched to take that point before winning every singles match in straight sets.

“We looked a lot more comfortable playing outdoors today,” Butler head coach Jason Suscha said. “Our players have a lot of firepower and it’s important that we show a little more patience outside. I think we did that today.”

Freshmen Stephanie McLoughlin and Gabrielle Rubenstein won the No. 1 doubles match for the 18th time this season by a score of 8-6.

Both also won their singles matches—McLoughlin at the No. 3 spot and Rubenstein at the No. 4 spot.

Sophomore Brittany Farmer and freshman Caroline Hedrick took the No. 2 doubles victory, 8-5, before winning the No. 5 and No. 2 singles matches, respectively.

Hedrick improved to 18-7 in singles play this season, and she is 12-5 when playing in the No. 2 spot.

Playing together for the first time, senior Natali Jaimes and freshman Angelina Qin won the No. 3 doubles match, 8-3.

Jaimes also took the No. 1 crown by a score of 6-4, 6-4.

Junior Cam Thompson put the exclamation point on Butler’s blowout with a No. 6 singles victory.

The women have two matches remaining before the Horizon League Championship at Indianapolis’ North Central High School from April 21 to 23.

They host Valparaiso tomorrow at 2 p.m. and then UIC on Sunday at the same time.