Feb. 20, 2012
BABSON PARK, Fla.-- Caitlin Young and Brittany Baxter picked up singles wins, as the Oakland women's tennis team (0-6) fell, 5-2, to Webber International (3-1) on Monday at the WIU Tennis Complex. It was the first of a two-match Spring Break road trip for the Golden Grizzlies.
Oakland battled to the final point in every singles match with both Young and Baxter pulling out three-set wins. Young rallied from a set down to win her No. 1 singles match 1-6, 6-2, 6-3. Baxter also rallied from a set down and fought off key points late in the second set for a 4-6, 7-5, 6-4 victory at No. 4 singles.
Baxter and Demi Georgakopoulos partnered to win 8-6 at No. 2 singles, but it wasn't enough to salvage the doubles point as Webber International won the other two singles matches 8-2.
Grace Keating also played a three-set match winning the second set of her match at No. 2 singles before falling 6-0, 4-6, 6-2. Caryn Kimmerl lost by the exact same score line at No. 5 singles. Georgakopoulos lost in straight-sets 6-2, 6-3 and Abbey Bates fell 6-0, 6-0 in her first action with the OU team.
The Golden Grizzlies played without Karen Karoub who had played four matches at No. 2 singles this season, but was injured in the team's last road trip.
The Golden Grizzlies wrap up their trip with a match at Florida Atlantic on Wednesday at noon.