DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University women’s tennis team cruised to a 6-1 victory over Illinois State in the Bulldogs’ final match of the regular season Sunday afternoon at the Roger Knapp Tennis Center. Match Notes 6. Kozulic, Lea (DU) def. Valerija Gercar (ILS) 6-4, 6-4 3. Herder, Tess/Kozulic, Lea (DU) def. Jana Kustkova/Valerija Gercar (ILS) 6-2 1. Veronika Golanova (ILS) def. Ante, Mariel (DU) 6-3, 6-0 The Bulldogs will head to the MVC Championship set to begin on Friday, April 29 in Wichita, Kan. Doubles competition Drake 6, Illinois State 1Apr 24, 2016 at Des Moines, Iowa (Roger Knapp Tennis Center) 2. Johnson, Maddie (DU) def. Marcia Tere-Apisah (ILS) 6-1, 6-1 3. Herder, Tess (DU) def. Jana Kustkova (ILS) 6-7 (4-6), 7-6 (6-4), 1-0 (10-1) 4. Brills, Summer (DU) def. Kadi Ilves (ILS) 6-1, 6-2 Drake 14-11 Illinois State 13-10 Print Friendly Version Order of finish: Doubles (1,3,2); Singles (2,1,4,5,6) 2. Brills, Summer/Lomas, Joely (DU) def. Kadi Ilves/Sarah Paulson (ILS) 6-4 Singles competition 1. Ante, Mariel/Johnson, Maddie (DU) def. Marcia Tere-Apisah/Veronika Golanova (ILS) 6-4 The Bulldogs earned the doubles point after winning all three double matches. Seniors Maddie Johnson and Mariel Ante along with freshman Joely Lomas and sophomore Summer Brills won 6-4, while senior Lea Kozulic and sophomore Tess Herder defeated their opponents 6-2. 5. Lomas, Joely (DU) def. Chanel Scudiero (ILS) 6-4, 6-2 Drake maintained their lead after Johnson earned her 100th career singles victory 6-1,6-1, before wins by Brills 6-4,6-2 and Lomas 6-4, 6-2 to clinch the team victory. Kozulic and Herder both also claimed victories. During the match, the Bulldogs honored their four seniors Ante, Johnson, Jordan Eggleston and Kozulic for their incredible careers at Drake.
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