The Bluejay women’s tennis team had a successful weekend, earning a combined 11-0 record against Northern Illinois on Saturday and Saint Louis on Sunday.

Creighton began its busy couple of days At the Hanscom Tennis Center with a dominating 7-0 sweep over the Huskies on Saturday afternoon.

In the second doubles spot, freshman Emma Gener and sophomore Gabby O’Connor won 6-2 to begin the day, followed by a 6-1 victory from freshman Kate Krueger and sophomore Sarah Wilcox in the No. 1 spot, securing the doubles point for the Jays.

Creighton earned first-set victories and eventual overall victories in each singles match.

Back on the Hanscom slab on Sunday morning, the Jays picked up where they left off, winning 4-0 against the Billikens.

Like Saturday, Krueger and Wilcox kicked off Sunday with a resounding, 6-1 victory in the No. 1 doubles position, where Gener and O’Connor then won 6-2 in the second position, sealing the doubles point for Creighton.

Krueger, Gener and junior Erin Epperson then clinched the dual victory by claiming three straight-sets singles victories over SLU.

O’Connor, Wilcox and fellow sophomore Meredith Benson’s singles matches went unfinished, as Creighton claimed the victory midway through them.

After the match, Benson had a positive outlook on the weekend and the rest of the season.

“This weekend definitely proved to be promising for our team regarding our energy and toughness through third sets,” Benson said. “I believe the potential is high looking into our first conference match at Marquette and I’m excited to see where this season takes us.”

The Bluejays improved to 4-3 overall, while Northern Illinois and Saint Louis fell to 4-2 and 1-5, respectively.

As Benson touched on, the Bluejay squad now begins preparation for its next match against Marquette in Milwaukee on Feb. 22. 

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