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Herd softball begins campaign with victory; tennis falls to Louisville

February 10, 2019

SAN DIEGO — Marshall University opened its softball season Friday with a 5-2 victory over UC Riverside at the University of San Diego Tournament.

Abigail Tolbert pitched a complete-game seven-hitter.

Second baseman Armani Brown was 3 for 4 and drove in one run. Third baseman Blakely Burch and left fielder Rachel Rousseau both had two hits. Rousseau also knocked in two runs.

Marshall played host San Diego in a later game.

Tournament games Saturday are 2:30 p.m. against Cal Poly and 10 p.m. against Cal Riverside.

Tennis

BARBOURSVILLE — The University of Louisville recorded a 5-2 women’s tennis victory Friday against Marshall inside the Huntington Tennis Club.

Louisville (8-0) picked up the doubles point with two wins in three matches and won four singles matches.

Anna Smith and Daniela Dankanych won in singles for Marshall (2-4). Smith defeated Raven Neely (7-5, 6-2) and Dankanych beat Sena Suswam (6-2, 6-4).

Marshall plays away from home Sunday at Virginia Tech. First serve in the Burrows-Burleson Tennis Center is 4 p.m.

LOUISVILLE 5, MARSHALL 2

Singles

Alexandra Mally (L) d. Victoria Walter, 6-2, 6-3.

Anna Smith (M) d. Raven Neely, 7-5, 6-2.

Daniela Dankanych (M) d. Sena Suswam, 6-2, 6-4.

Nikolina Jovic (L) d. Liz Stefancic, 3-6, 6-3, 6-3.

Chloe Hamlin (L) d. Madi Ballow, 6-3, 6-2.

Diana Wong (L) d. Matilde Mulatero, 6-2, 6-1.

Doubles

Nikolina Jovic/Raven Neely (L) d. Liz Stefancic/Matilde Mulatero, 6-3.

Anna Smith/Daniela Dankanych (M) d. Sena Suswam/Diana Wong, 6-3.

Aleksandra Mally/Chloe Hamlin (L) def. Madi Ballow/Victoria Walter, 6-2.

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