The 17th-ranked Case Western Reserve University women's tennis team began their Spring Break to Florida by defeating the University of Texas at Tyler 8-0 in Orlando, Florida on Monday. The Spartans early match against Swarthmore College was postponed due to rain and will resume play tomorrow at a time to be determined.
CWRU improved to 7-2 on the season, while UT-Tyler dropped to 2-3 for the campaign.
Case Western Reserve swept the three doubles matches on Monday, as senior Nithya Kanagasegar and freshman Madeleine Paolucci topped Nancy Perez and Victoria Kniffen 8-6 at first doubles, senior Nina Cepeda and junior Jessica Liu bested Alexandra McKissick and Savannah Seely 8-1 at second doubles, and senior Peyton Young and freshman Nicole Cardwell earned an 8-5 victory Lauren Kuhn and Emily Danielson at third doubles.
In singles play, all five of the Spartan victories were in straight sets. Kanagasegar topped Perez 6-2, 6-2 in the first match, and freshman Mira Amin earned a 6-1, 6-2 victory over Caitlyn Cox at third singles. In the fourth singles match, Liu bested McKissick 6-0, 6-1 and Young picked up a 6-3, 6-1 win over Savannah Seely at fifth singles. Rounding out the win, Cepeda claimed a 6-4, 6-2 win over Molly Hinkle at sixth singles.
The second singles match of Paolucci and Kuhn were unable to finish due to the facility closing.
Case Western Reserve will be back in action on Tuesday, when the team resumes play against Swarthmore College at a time to be determined and when the squad takes on 37th-ranked East Texas Baptist University at 7:00 p.m. at the USTA Tennis Center in Orlando, Florida.