No. 18 CWRU Women’s Tennis Sweeps Allegheny

No. 18 CWRU Women’s Tennis Sweeps Allegheny

The Case Western Reserve University women's tennis team, ranked 20th in Division III, began its weekend with a 9-0 win over Allegheny College in Erie Pennsylvania on Saturday afternoon.

The Spartans improved to 3-1 on the season, while Allegheny dropped to 3-5 for the campaign.

In doubles action, junior Nithya Kanagasegar and sophomore Jessica Liu defeated Michaela Thompson and Gaby DeLeon 8-3 at first doubles, while junior Peyton Young and freshman Kendal Holladay claimed an 8-2 victory over Heidi Mueller and Amanda Ress Liere in the second doubles match. Junior Nina Cepeda and freshman Katie Busch rounded out the doubled sweep with an 8-1 win the third doubles contest over Rachel Crookston and Miharu Koh.

In singles action, Holladay bested DeLeon at first singles 6-1, 6-1 and Cepeda claimed a 6-0, 6-3 victory over Thompson at second singles. Also claiming singles wins for the Spartans on Saturday were Young at third singles 6-0, 6-3 over Ress Liere, freshman Katrin Gurvich  at fourth singles 6-2, 5-7, 1-0 (10-5) over Mueller, Busch at fifth singles, 6-0, 6-1 over Sarah Casey, and freshman Lauren Beier at sixth singles, 6-1, 6-2 over Koh.

The win was the third-straight for the Spartans, who have now five of their last six matches dating back to last year.

Case Western Reserve will be back in action on Sunday, when the team takes on a University Athletic Association opponent in the University of Rochester on the road at 10:00 a.m.