Spartan Women Fare Well at Three-Day Oberlin Invitational

(L-R): Meredith Lee and Kaitlin Mills
(L-R): Meredith Lee and Kaitlin Mills

OBERLIN, Ohio – The Case Western Reserve University women's tennis team kicked off its fall schedule by competing at the 2013 Oberlin College Invitational. The three-day event took place on the Dun Hunsinger Courts from Friday, September 13 through Sunday Sept. 15.

The sophomore duo of Meredith Lee (South Bend, Ind./Penn) and Kaitlin Mills (Batavia, Ill./Batavia) both went 3-0 during singles action and posted a 2-0 marks as a doubles team. 

Lee won her first match of the weekend when she defeated Baldwin Wallace University's Claire Watts by a 6-2, 6-0 score. Lee then defeated Erin Johnson of Oberlin in a marathon 6-3, 3-6, 10-8 battle and Zoe Kasiurak of Denison University by a 7-5, 6-2 tally.

In singles action, Mills started quickly, winning in two sets versus Olivia Hay of Oberlin by scores of 6-3 and 6-0. Mills then defeated Allegheny College's (Pa.) Michaela Thompson by a 6-3, 3-6, 10-5 tally and swept her Sunday with a 6-2, 6-2 win over Allegheny's Kathleen McBride.

As a partnership, Lee and Mills defeated two pairs from Allegheny by scores of 8-3 and 8-4.

In addition, sophomores Michelle Djohan (Westlake, Ohio/Westlake), Taylor Sweeney (Fort Gratiot, Mich./Port Huron Northern) and Surya Khadilkar (Broadview Heights, Ohio/Hawken School) were joined by freshman Kennedy Mulholland (Pepper Pike, Ohio/Beachwood) as the Spartans who finished the weekend with a 2-1 singles record.

Djohan and Sweeney also went 2-1 in doubles action while Mulholland posted a record of 2-0 with partner Lauren Rovner (Lima, Ohio/Shawnee).

The Spartans hit the courts again on Friday, Sept. 20, when they travel to Greencastle, Indiana for the USTA/ITA Central Region Championship.