Women’s Tennis Hosts Western Illinois and Colorado State

first_imgDES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University women’s tennis team returns to the Roger Knapp Tennis Center Friday at 5 p.m. to host Western Illinois, and then Colorado State on Sunday at 11 a.m.The Bulldogs (6-1) return after beating Milwaukee 7-0 at home on Feb. 9, and then falling at Minnesota, 7-0, on Feb. 11. The doubles team of Tess Herder and Liza Petushkova went 2-0 on the week, bringing their overall record to 7-0, and received the MVC Women’s Tennis Doubles team of the Week for the second time this season. Against Milwaukee, the Bulldogs won all but one match in straight sets.Petushkova dropped her first match of the season at Minnesota, but is still 6-1 in singles and an undefeated 7-0 in doubles matches.Western Illinois comes to Des Moines with a 3-3 record on the year. After their match against Drake, they will face Colorado State Saturday at noon.Colorado State holds a 4-4 record, including a win over Milwaukee, the only common opponent they share with Drake. After a string of wins, the Rams are coming off of a tough loss to UNLV. Colorado State is led by Alyssa Grijalva who is 6-1 in singles matches and is 4-3 in doubles with her partner Priscilla Palmero.After this weekend’s games, Drake has a two game road trip in Illinois against Missouri-St. Louis on March 2 and then SIU-Edwardsville on March 3.Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more