Category: Mavericks

Stepping out of conference for the final time, and outdoors at home for the first time this spring, the Bradley University women’s tennis team was defeated 4-3 by Nebraska Omaha Sunday at the David Markin Tennis Courts. After getting a doubles win from junior Carly Miles and freshman Ashley Thai, the Braves (4-12) dropped the remaining two matches to give the Mavericks (5-9) the doubles point. Bradley struck first in singles, getting a straight-sets win from juinior Elizabeth Przystawski, 6-1, 6-2, at No. 6. After Omaha wins at No. 1 and No. 2 singles to go up 3-1, junior Cassia Wojtalik cut the deficit to 3-2, winning 6-4, 7-5 at No. 5. After Omaha clinched the match with a win at No. 3, Carly Miles set the final outcome with a 7-5, 5-7, 6-1 decision at No. 4. Click here for the box score.

-Bob


Bradley rallied from a 3-1 deficit by winning the third set in each of the last three matches, earning a 4-3 women’s tennis victory against visiting Nebraska-Omaha (4-10) Friday afternoon at the David Markin Tennis Courts. The Braves (8-10) matched the program’s best season victory total in the last 20 years when No. 6 singles player Kennedy Scott pulled out a 7-6, 4-6, 7-5 win in the final match of the day. Coming off consecutive 3-20 campaigns, Bradley now has won eight matches in five seasons since a 14-7 campaign in 1992-93. Scott was given the opportunity to play for the clinching point when sophomore Cassia Wojtalik fought off five match points in the third set for a 6-3, 4-6, 7-6 win at No. 4 singles. After the Mavericks swept the three doubles matches to earn the day’s first point, Elizabeth Przystawski breezed to a 6-1, 6-0 win at No. 5 singles to knot the match at 1-1. Omaha moved to within one point of the win by winning a pair of straight-set decisions at Nos. 1 and 2 singles, but Carly Miles started the Bradley comeback with a 7-6, 3-6, 6-0 win at No. 3 singles.

-Bob




Bradley University sophomore forward Desmond Campbell’s second goal of the day in the 76th minute lifted the Braves (2-1-1) to a 3-2, come-from-behind win against Nebraska-Omaha (1-2-0) Sunday afternoon in the final game of the 2012 Hotels at Grand Prairie Classic at Shea Stadium. The Mavericks stunned their hosts with a pair of first-half goals, benefitting from a pair of re-directions in the box. Nick Miller gave UNO a 1-0 lead in the seventh minute when he top-footed a loose ball across the goal mouth. After Campbell answered with his first goal of the day in the 13th minute, Chava Garcia again put the Mavericks in front, 2-1, when he deflected a Vance Rookwood blast off his hip and past Bradley keeper Brian Billings at 27:25. Trying to fight back from a 2-1 halftime deficit, Bradley poured on the offensive pressure in the second half, rattling off the first 13 shots of the period.  But despite the onslaught, the Braves did not get the equalizer until the 63rd minute, when a flurry of shots resulted in a Mavericks handball in the box and a Bradley penalty kick. Junior midfielder Keegan Balle buried the opportunity at 62:48. Click here to view additional photo’s to purchase.

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-Bob

Bradley served up eight aces and limited Nebraska-Omaha to a .138 attack percentage as the Braves improved to 2-0 on the season with a 25-13, 25-20, 25-23 victory against the Mavericks Saturday morning at Renaissance Coliseum to open the second day of play at the CEFCU Classic. Junior Madelyn Ervin matched a career-high with three aces and sophomore Alise Tupuritis tallied a match-high 11 kills to help pace the Braves, who opened the season with a 2-0 record for the third consecutive year.

-Bob

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