Illinois State Rallies MVC-Foe Bradley, 7-0

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March 26, 2014

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. - Marking the first MVC match of the season, the Illinois State women's tennis team allied Bradley at home, recording a 7-0 win over the Braves. The Redbirds beat Bradley in all but one match during the day's competition.

The competition began with doubles play, where the Redbirds fell in Doubles No. 3 and conquered the Braves in the No. 1 and No. 2 position, securing the doubles point.

"I thought we came out a little slow in doubles," head coach Chris Hoover said. "Three was a little too aggressive, I think, and didn't quite get it done there but we picked it up in one and two. Overall, I thought it went pretty well."

In singles competition, the Redbirds beat the Braves in all six flights, securing a win for Illinois State's first Valley conference match.

No. 1: Phyllis Tigges defeated Adele Henke 6-2, 6-3
No. 2: Emmie Marx edged Ariel Dechter 5-7, 6-3, 10-6
No. 3: Carolina Abello beat Ashley Thai 6-1, 6-0
No. 4: Kadi Ilves defeated Sarah Rodefeld 6-1, 6-0
No. 5: Madeliene Baillon beat Carly Miles 6-2, 6-4
No. 6: Gabby Phillips edged Cassia Wojtalik 6-1, 3-6, 11-9

1. Tigges/Baillon rallied Henke and Rodefeld, 8-5
2. Marx/Abello beat Thai and Miles, 8-4
3. Dechter/Wojtalik of BU edged Heather Nisbet and Ilves, 8-5

Next, the Redbirds prepare to host 2013 MVC Champion, Wichita State on April 5 at 12 p.m. CT. Follow @ISUWomensTennis on Twitter for live coverage and updates on the team. Your online source for Illinois State Athletics, tickets, Weisbecker Scholarship Fund gifts, multimedia, Redbird merchandise, photos and more.