The 29th-ranked Case Western Reserve University women's tennis team suffered its fourth loss of the 2020 campaign, dropping a 5-4 decision to Indiana University of Pennsylvania at the Cleveland Skating Club in Cleveland, Ohio on Saturday evening.
The loss dropped the Spartans to 4-4 on the season, while Indiana raised its record to 4-1 on the year with the victory.
CWRU started off the day strong, taking two of the three doubles to open a 2-1 advantage over the Crimson Hawks. Picking up doubles victories were the pairings of junior Mira Amin and first-year Nina Hoog, who defeated Indiana's Julia Newman and Maria Magraner 8-5 in the third doubles match, and junior Madeleine Paolucci and first-year Savannah Bright, who picked up an 8-5 win at first doubles over Katya Minchenkova and Idoia Huerta. The Spartans lone loss came in the second match, where junior Nicole Cardwell and first-year Shreya Ramani suffered an 8-3 defeat to Mariana Valenzuela and Joanna Stralka.
In singles action, Ramani claimed a quick 6-2, 6-3 victory over Huerta at third singles. However, the Spartans dropped the first and second singles matches, allowing the Crimson Hawks to even the score at 3-3. Cardwell came back to win the fifth singles match (6-2, 6-0) over Newman, but Indiana responded by claiming the win at fourth singles. The Crimson Hawks were able to secure the match victory by winning sixth singles in three sets.
Case Western Reserve will wrap-up the weekend when they play host to the University of Rochester at the Cleveland Skating Club for an 11:00 a.m. meeting on Sunday, March 1st.