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2014-04-08 Tigers upset No. 20 Marian
2014-04-08 Tigers upset No. 20 Marian

Tigers upset No. 20 Marian

Author: Wendy Reid
Posted: Wednesday, April 09, 2014 at 10:49 AM

BOURBONNAIS, Ill. – Coming off of a disappointing loss just three days earlier, the No. 23 Olivet Nazarene University women’s tennis team snapped back to upset No. 21 Marian University 6-3 in non-conference action on Tuesday, April 8.

Freshman Priscila Nunez (Montreal, Canada) and senior Aziza Butoyi (Burundi, Bujumbura) continue to dominate at Nos. 1 and 2 singles. Nunez picked up a 6-1, 6-2 win over Brittney Horlacher, while Butoyi downed Hannah Knust 6-3, 6-1. Sophomore Seraphine Buchmann (Illnau, Switzerland) also picked up a 6-2, 6-0 win over Olivia Pursell at No. 3 singles. Marion picked up singles victories at Nos. 4 and 5, with Anna Putter defeating Lindsey Peterson (New Castle, Penn.)  6-1, 6-1. Grace Neathing defeated Tifanny Aguirre (Bogota, Columbia) 2-6, 6-4, 10-5. Sophomore Clara Ruegsegger (Greenfield, Ind.) picked up a win at No. 6 singles, downing Colleen Younger 6-3, 6-4.

In doubles action, Nunez and Buchmann picked up an 8-1 win at No. 1 over Horlacher and Knust. Sarah Putter and Anna Putter put up a fight at No. 2 doubles, but Butoyi and Peterson held them off to pick up an 8-5 win. Marion took No. 3 doubles 8-3.

The Tigers return to action at 3:00p.m. Wednesday, April 9 when they take on defending CCAC regular season champion Robert Morris University.