DANA LEE | SPORTS REPORTER | firstname.lastname@example.org
The Redbirds have lost just once this season. The defeat on Feb. 21 concluded the Bulldogs’ weekend with two losses. Their overall record stands at 1-11.
Butler’s lone win came from sophomore Rachel Sutton playing No. 4 singles. Sutton battled her match out to three sets, and overtook Jana Kustkova 3-6, 7-6 and 10-5.
Playing at No. 1 singles for Butler, sophomore Bailey Padgett was edged out by Veronika Golanova in the first set 6-4. Padgett almost managed to claim the second set before falling in a closely contested score of 7-6.
Several of Butler’s players saw action in singles and doubles but were unable to convert efforts into wins. The duo of Padgett and senior Konstantina Adami fell 6-2 at No. 1 doubles. Illinois State would go on to take the remaining doubles points with scores of 6-3 for No. 2 and No. 3 slots.
The Bulldogs are in action again Feb. 27 at home against the University of Cincinnati. The match is slated to begin at 2 p.m. ET.