THE GAMES
SMU at Maryville
Thurs., April 13
vs.
THE SCORE
SMU women 8,
Maryville 1

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."