Farmer, Thompson Bring Home Titles At Ball State
MUNCIE, IND. - Butler's Brittany Farmer won the B flight singles title and teamed with sophomore Cam Thompson to win the B doubles flight to lead the Butler women's tennis team at the Ball State Fall Invitational. Farmer, a freshman, improved to 6-1 on the year.
"Our women's team's results are encouraging considering last season's top player (Gabriella Bobrowski) is abroad this semester and (junior) Natali Jaimes didn't play because of an injury," head coach Jason Suscha said. "With those two players out, everyone was forced to play up a flight. All of our players responded nicely."
Farmer routed her first opponent 6-0, 6-3 before seeing her toughest match in the second round. Playing against Juliana Frey of Eastern Illinois, Farmer split the first two sets and hung on in a third-set tiebreaker, 14-12, to advance to the semifinals. The Bulldog freshman then won her final two matches in straight sets to claim the title.
Farmer and Thompson had little trouble playing together in doubles, losing only one game on the way to the final match. The Bulldogs then took care of Brittini Faucett and Emily Rogers of Northern Illinois in the championship.
Senior Becky Jenkins won the consolation bracket in the A flight after losing a close 3-set match in the first round. Jenkins rolled past two opponents before winning in three sets over Ball State's Katherine Rist in the consolation final.
In addition to her doubles title with Farmer, Thompson won the consolation bracket in the B singles bracket. After falling in the first round, Thompson won by large margins over three straight opponents. Of her last six sets, she won four of them 6-0.
BU TENNIS NOTE: The Butler tennis alumni match will be held on Homecoming morning with the women playing at 10 a.m. and the men starting at 11 a.m.