DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University women's tennis team showed no signs of rust following a weeklong layoff as it defeated South Dakota, 5-2, on Saturday afternoon at the Roger Knapp Tennis Center.
Drake claimed the doubles point in convincing fashion, dropping only two games across the three matches. Kelsey Neville/Maria Tatarnikova dominated en route to a 6-0 victory in No. 2 doubles, and Carmen Palumbo/Megan Webb took a 6-1 victory after falling in the first game in No. 3 doubles. Liza Petushkova/Joely Lomas, on the brink of victory with a 5-1 advantage, went unfinished in No.