No. 18 CWRU Women’s Tennis Sweeps Centre

No. 18 CWRU Women’s Tennis Sweeps Centre

The Case Western Reserve University women's tennis team, ranked 18th in Division III, began its weekend with a 9-0 win over Centre College at the Cleveland Skating Club on Friday evening.

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

In doubles action, senior Nithya Kanagasegar and freshman Madeleine Paolucci defeated Aliza Williams and Abigail Kent 8-2 at first doubles, while senior Peyton Young and freshman Nicole Cardwell claimed an 8-2 victory over Emily Zelichenok and Caroline Stallings in the second doubles match. Junior Jessica Liu and freshman Mira Amin rounded out the doubles sweep with an 8-1 win in the third doubles contest over Kenny Snow and Zena Maddux.

In singles action, Kanagasegar bested Kent at first singles 6-1, 6-0 and Paolucci claimed a 6-0, 5-7, 10-4 victory over Williams at second singles. Also claiming singles wins for the Spartans on Friday were Amin at third singles 6-3, 6-3 over Stallings, Liu at fourth singles 6-2, 6-2 over Zelichenok, Young at fifth singles 6-0, 6-0 over Snow, and senior Nina Cepeda at sixth singles, 6-0, 6-4 over Maddux.

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

Case Western Reserve will be back in action on Sunday, when the team hosts Indiana University of Pennsylvania at the Cleveland Skating Club. The match is slated for an 11:00 a.m. start.