Women’s tennis adds another loss

NCAA Division III Kenyon College dealt the women’s tennis team a sweep.

The first day of Missions Conference concluded Wednesday night with a call to take small steps toward change in cities.

The first day of Missions Conference concluded Wednesday night with a call to take small steps toward change in cities.

Dale Fredriks, Writer

Two singles matches took three sets to be decided, but the Biola Eagles women’s tennis team came up short both times on the way to a 9-0 shutout courtesy of Kenyon College, an NCAA Division III program.

DOUBLES PLAY

Biola started out with doubles play, and quickly lost all three of the matches. All three avoided the sweep, but it came close each match. On the “three” team, freshmen Katie Boesl and Bailey McGeough were dispatched by their opponents by a final score of 8-2. The “two” team took the worst loss, as senior Kathryn Ashford and freshman Taliah Hightower lost their match 8-1. Biola’s top team, composed of juniors Madeline Heer and Kelsey Post, also dropped their match 8-2.

In singles play, only one of the Eagles players got swept in both sets, and Biola’s top three players made Kenyon work hard for their victories. In the third spot, Post took her opponent to three sets, as she dropped the first 0-6, won the second 6-1, then lost the tiebreaker 4-10. Post has been the most consistent singles player for the Eagles on the season, winning seven of her 13 matches this season.

THE SECOND SPOT

Ashford played in the second spot for Biola, and took the first set to a tiebreaker, ultimately losing by a score of 6-7. Straight games decided the second set, with her losing 4-6, the minimum without requiring a tiebreaker.

On the top court, Heer battled out a three-set thriller with her opponent, taking the first set 6-4, losing the second 3-6 and forcing a tiebreaker third set. In similar fashion to Post, Heer could not quite pull out the win, losing the deciding set 10-4.

NEXT MATCH

The Eagles next match is on March 19, as they face the Colorado Christian University Cougars at home starting at 1 p.m.

 
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