18th-Ranked Women’s Tennis Improves to 2-1 with Win over Denison

18th-Ranked Women’s Tennis Improves to 2-1 with Win over Denison

The 18th-ranked Case Western Reserve University women's tennis team cruised to its second win of the season, defeating Denison University 8-1 at the Cleveland Skating Club on Sunday afternoon.

The Spartans improved to 2-1 on the year with the win, while Denison dropped to 0-3.

CWRU started off the day strong, taking two of the three doubles matches to open up a 2-1 advantage over Denison. Picking up doubles victories were the pairings of senior Nithya Kanagasegar and freshman Madeleine Paolucci, who defeated Denison's Lauren Hawley and Emma Alsup 8-6 in the first doubles match, and senior Peyton Young and freshman Nicole Cardwell, who picked up an 8-6 win at second doubles over Megan Hickey and Charlotte Purnode. The Spartans lone loss came in the third match, where sophomore Katrin Gurvich and freshman Mira Amin suffered an 8-3 defeat to Courtney Brown and Madeline Hart.

In singles action, Kanagasegar bested Hawley at first singles, 6-4, 2-6, 6-1, and Paolucci claimed a 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 victory over Alsup at no. 2 singles. Also claiming wins for the Spartans on Sunday were Amin at third singles 6-4, 7-6 (7-4) over Hickey, Cardwell at fourth singles 6-2, 6-3 over Hart, junior Jessica Liu at fifth singles 6-0, 6-4 over Ashley Hammons and Young at sixth singles, 6-0, 6-2, over Purnode.

Case Western Reserve will be back in action next weekend, when the team takes on Centre College on Friday, February 16th, and Indiana University of Pennsylvania on Sunday, February 18th at the Cleveland Skating Club.