Eagles Split Weeknd Matches
WILMORE, Ky. – Asbury women’s tennis split a pair of KIAC matches during the weekend, losing to Indiana East 5-4 on Friday before sweeping Alice Lloyd 9-0 on Saturday. The Eagles had defeated IUE earlier in the season 7-2.
Against the Red Wolves on Friday, the Eagles (6-2, 5-1 KIAC) lost all three doubles matches for the second time this season. The only other time they did that they also lost the match. Sarah Marshall and Morgan Amis lost the closest of the doubles matches 9-8 at the second slot.
Asbury ran through singles play, taking the second through fifth spots but after starting down 3-0 in the match after doubles did not have enough to come back to win. Mallory Hurtle continues her impressive start with a 6-1, 6-2 win at the second position. Sarah Marshall needed three sets to take down Cheltsi Hinners at number three as did Morgan Amis at number five. Miriam Waslewski was a straight sets winner at number four.
The Eagles had a much easier time on Saturday in defeating an overmatched Alice Lloyd squad 9-0. All three doubles teams from Friday bounced back with easy wins, surrendering only four games in the three matches.
In singles play only the top two, Jordan Myers and Mallory Hurtle, played at their usual position, winning easily 6-3, 6-0 and 6-1, 6-0 respectively. Miriam Waslewski jumped up one spot to number three and won 6-1, 6-2 as Kate Wenger jumped from six to four to win 6-0, 6-2. Kara Kaneko and Madison Durr played in their first matches of the season, winning at five and six respectively.
Asbury wraps up their home stand with Monday’s match against Oakland City, scheduled to begin at 4 p.m.