CONWAY, S.C. – The Case Western Reserve University women's tennis team shuffled the schedule around a bit on Monday, March 7 and played a pair of matches to wrap up its annual spring break trip in South Carolina. The Spartans were defeated 7-0 by Division I opponent Coastal Carolina University, but rebounded to defeat NAIA foe Southeastern University (FL), 9-0, at the Billy Nichols Tennis Center.
The Spartans moved to 5-4 in dual matches this season.
Against Coastal Carolina (7-2), the Spartans were unable to steal a point in the match, although the No. 2 doubles tandem of freshman Kara Richardson (Columbus, OH/Upper Arlington) and sophomore Kathleen Evers (Cincinnati, OH/Mount Notre Dame) did win their match, 8-7, versus Caitlyn Brooksbank and Amanda Malatek. The Chanticleers won the other two doubles matches to earn the point and swept all six singles matches.
Versus Southeastern, the Spartans swept both doubles and singles action without dropping a set. Sophomore Erica Lim (Fullerton, CA/Fullerton Union) was a 6-2, 6-2 winner at No. 1 singles, while sophomore Emily Pham (Mason, OH/William Mason) swept her opponent, 6-0, 6-0 at No. 2.
Richardson was a 6-0, 6-1 winner at No. 3; sophomore Bianca Patel (Cincinnati, OH/Sycamore) won 6-1, 6-0 at No. 4; Evers earned a 6-0, 6-1 victory at No. 5; and freshman Evelyn Qi (Tampa, FL/C. Leon King) won 7-6, 6-4 at No. 6.
Case is back in action up north on Saturday, March 19 at Oberlin College at 10:00 a.m.