SDSU drops 2-of-3 in Summit League Cluster

Zach Anderson

Zach Anderson

The SDSU women’s tennis team competed in the Summit League Cluster at Kansas City, Mo., on April 4 and 5.


IPFW swept SDSU in the one through four singles matches. IPFW’s Amy Recht defeated SDSU’s Bryna Nasenbeny 6-0, 6-2 in first singles.

In the second singles match, Ingrid Ballus led the Mastodons to a victory over Katie Elifson 6-0, 6-1.

Third singles fared the same way for the Jacks, as Yuka Kobayashi of IPFW defeated the Jacks’ Caitlin Brannen 6-0, 6-1.

Sachi Janek led IPFW over SDSU’s Nellie Bloomberg 6-3, 6-0.

The fifth and six singles matches were going IPFW’s way, but neither finished after IPFW went up 5-0 to claim the match. Katie Brien was leading SDSU’s Carrie Jansen 6-3 after the first set, and Alex Forsyth was leading Megan McDougall 6-4.


The only match IUPUI was able to win was the first singles match as IUPUI’s Vanessa Carna defeated Nasenbeny in a match that went to three sets 4-6, 6-4, 10-7.

SDSU would go on to win the rest of the matches of the day to defeat IUPUI. In second singles, SDSU’s Brannen defeated IUPUI’s Karlee Rush 6-1, 6-1.

The Jaguars would fall again in third singles, as Bloomberg beat Sondra Caputo 6-1, 6-2.

Jansen led the Jacks to victory in fourth singles with a win over Jaguars’ Kristi Henderson 6-0, 6-0.

SDSU’s McDougall won over Ashley Haskett 6-0, 6-1 in fifth singles.

The sixth singles match was won by default by SDSU’s Bethany Goeden.

In doubles play, the Jack’s team of Nasenbeny and Brannen defeated the Jaguar team of Carna and Rush 8-0 in first doubles.

Second doubles would also go to the Jackrabbits as Bloomberg and Jansen teamed up to defeat Caputo and Henderson 8-2.

Third singles was a default win by the Jacks team of McDougall and Goeden.

Southern Utah 7, SDSU 0

On April 5, the Jacks took on Southern Utah at the Clayview Country Club in Liberty, Mo. The Jacks fell in all singles matches one through six and forfeited the first and third doubles matches, with McDougall and Goeden falling to the Thunderbird team of Emmi Nelson-Bulloch and Carmen Blanco 8-3.

In first singles, Southern Utah’s Ksusha Nazarova defeated SDSU’s Nasenbeny 6-2, 6-2.

“Bryna Nasenbeny had three great matches, and although she didn’t win any of them, the level of competition was world class and very experienced,” SDSU head coach Don Hanson said. “For a freshman to face that competition and be so very competitive at number one is a real tribute to her and also points the way to a very bright future with the Jacks.”

Second singles action saw the Thunderbird’s Kirrily Burden defeat Elifson 6-0, 6-1.

The Jackrabbits could not catch a break in third singles, as Martha Kruk of SUU defeated Brannen 6-0 in the first set and had to retire the second set because of illness.

Nelson-Bulloch led SUU to victory over SDSU’s Bloomberg 6-0, 6-2 in the fourth singles match.

Fifth singles saw another Southern Utah victory as Dasha Rud defeated the Jack’s Jansen 6-3, 6-1.

In the sixth and final singles match, SUU’s Blanco beat McDougall 6-1, 6-3 to complete the singles sweep.

“It was a great trip, and we played above expectations and look forward to Macomb for the second leg of the conference,” Hanson said.

The Jacks will return to the court on April 17 through 19 for the second Summit League Cluster in Macomb, Ill., with the first match against Western Illinois, followed by Oakland, Centenary, Oral Roberts and UMKC.