MITCH RIPORTELLA | Staff Reporter
The Butler women’s tennis team snapped an eight-match losing streak with a 6-1 win over Dayton last Friday.
Senior Stephanie McLoughlin led the Bulldogs to their first road win of the season.
McLoughlin picked up a 6-7, 6-2, 10-8, win in No. 1 singles, and also picked up an 8-5 win in No. 1 doubles paired with freshman Kailey Eaton.
Eaton won her singles match in straight sets 6-1, 6-2 at the No. 4 singles.
Freshmen Grace Hyde also won her singles match for the Bulldogs.
Hyde won 6-1, 7-6 in the No. 3 spot, and Eaton cruised in the No. 4 spot, winning 6-1, 6-2.
The win would be short lived however, as the team dropped a home match to Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne at home, 7-0, two days later.
The Bulldogs’ only win came in the No. 2 doubles match, as Hyde and senior Angelina Qin came away with an 8-7 victory.
Butler will travel to the University of Illinois-Chicago Saturday to take on the Flames. UIC is coming off of a win against Valparaiso and will look to continue its winning ways.
The Bulldogs will face off against conference rival Marquette University the following day. Marquette is 8-5 on the year and will open conference play tomorrow against Xavier. The Golden Eagles have won six of their last eight matches.