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The Montana women's tennis team blanked Ottawa University of Arizona on Saturday afternoon in Surprise, Arizona, sweeping the Spirit, 7-0, in straight sets.

The nonconference win gives the Grizzlies (5-5, 1-1 BSC) a weekend split of their matches in the Grand Canyon State, rebounding from Friday's Big Sky Conference loss to Northern Arizona.

The Griz won with ease, only allowing OUAZ to pick up one win on all three courts of the doubles round, and no more than two games in the singles.

Maher and fellow freshman Bianca Bostrom managed a shutout of their opponents on singles courts four and six to put UM out to an early 3-0 lead.

Montana junior Lidia Dukic returned to the court for the first time since late October having recovered from a wrist injury. The Santa Clara, California, native rolled to a 6-1, 6-2 win on court five to clinch the match for UM.

Nathalie Joanlanne picked up her sixth-straight victory with a 6-1, 6-1 win over Eliza Wood. 

Star freshman Julia Ronney rested against OUAZ, bumping senior Cam Kincaid up to the No. 1 position. Kincaid closed out the match for UM with a 6-1, 6-1 win. UM's other senior, Catherine Orfanos, also earned a win on court three, 6-2, 6-1.

 

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