Creighton women’s tennis swept Nebraska-Kearney with a dominant 7-0 win Friday afternoon at home.
The only loss suffered by the women’s tennis team was in the day’s first match, as seniors Laura Higueras and Erin Epperson were defeated in the No. 3 doubles match.
The Bluejays would not lose another set on the day as the No. 2 and No. 1 doubles won 6-4 and 6-2 respectively to secure the first point for the day.
“We have two teams that had not played much for doubles,” coach Tom Lilly said.
Higueras and Epperson had not played together this year, and it was only the second time the No. 2 pair played together.
Senior Julia Aguirre finished her singles match first with a 6-0, 6-1 victory at No. 6.
Junior Sarah Wilcox defeated her left-handed opponent 6-1, 6-1 in the second singles match to finish at the No. 2 spot.
“We have two girls on the team who are left-handed,” Wilcox said. “It wasn’t too much of a change up because we practiced against that.”
Senior Joanna Nowakowska won her match over the No. 3 spot 6-1, 6-0.
At the No. 5 spot junior Meredith Benson defeated Claire Neil 6-2, 6-0.
“I was pretty proud of how the team played and the team support,” Benson said.
Epperson defeated Brooklyn Hunter 6-2, 6-2 at the No. 4 spot. No. 1 spot sophomore Kate Krueger defeated her opponent Melisa Becerra 6-3, 6-4 in the closest and final match of the day.
“They have a pretty strong number one player, Kate had to step up and overcome some adversity,” Lilly said.
The team plans on practicing outdoors for the next two weeks in preparation for the Big East Championship in South Carolina.
“Looking to get in more doubles work in this week,” Wilcox said.
Lilly plans to continue improving on the doubles teams leading up to the postseason.
Both Benson and Wilcox are looking forward to the tournament, but they’ll first close the regular season against Doane on Saturday for Senior Day.