The 19th-ranked Case Western Reserve University women's tennis team will be back in action this weekend when the team takes on a pair of tough opponents on back-to-back days at home. The Spartans will play 37th-ranked Oberlin College at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 31st, followed by a 5:00 p.m. meeting with SUNY Geneseo on Saturday, April 1st. Both matches will be played at the Cleveland Skating Club.
On Friday, the match will serve as the senior night celebration of its two senior players – Jennifer Lowe and Kennedy Mulholland – to recognize the fine accomplishments of the two senior Spartan women's tennis players who have given their time and hard work to the program.
The Spartans improved to 10-2 overall on the season, including a 3-0 record in home matches, with three wins this past weekend. The team has now won a season six-straight matches.
Case Western Reserve was ranked 19th in the nation and fourth in the Central Region, in the latest poll released by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association on Thursday afternoon. The ITA also released the first updated regional individual rankings of the spring season on Thursday, with junior Nithya Kanagasegar checking in at sixth in the region, and freshman Kendal Holladay 21st. In doubles, the duo of Kanagasegar and sophomore Jessica Liu are ranked sixth.
Junior Peyton Young has led the Spartans this season with a 13-4 singles record. In addition, Young has gone 12-5 in doubles action this year.
Oberlin is 8-8 on the season, including a 0-3 road record, and is currently ranked 37th in Division III and 10th in the Central Region. The team's lineup features Sarah Hughes, who is the eighth-ranked singles player in the region, while the doubles team of Hughes and Emma Brezel are ranked fourth in the region. The Spartans and Yeowomen met last season, with the Spartans coming away with a 9-0 victory.
SUNY Geneseo stands at 10-3 on the season, and has dropped two-straight matches entering the weekend, including a 6-3 loss to Sioux Falls in their last outing. This will be the first meeting between the Knights and the Spartans during the Coach Gambrell era.
Fans can follow the action during both matches with updates on twitter at https://twitter.com/casetennis1. Full results and a recap of the matches will be posted to athletics.case.edu following the completion of competition.