SMU's rollercoaster ride reaches high point with win over Maryville
ST. LOUIS, Mo. It's been a real up-and-down last few weeks for the Saint Mary's University women's tennis team and coach Jeff Halberg is getting a little tired of the bumpy ride.
The Cardinals, who have experienced their fair share of highs and lows, bounced back from their lowest of lows four straight losses, punctuated by a 9-0 loss to William Jewel last Monday with an impressive showing Thursday, ending their spring trip with an 8-1 nonconference victory over Maryville.
"The ladies needed this one," said Halberg, whose team hadn't enjoyed a win since a 9-0 shutout of UW-Stevens Point on April 2. "It's been a real rollercoaster ride this season, and I think a win like this helps a lot."
The Cardinals cruised through the three doubles matches, dropping just six games, while adding wins in five of the six singles matches all in straight sets.
"This was a great way to end our trip," said Halberg. "It was a beautiful day for tennis, and everyone really stepped up and played well."