Women's Tennis Opens with KIAC Win
RICHMOND, Ind. – Asbury’s women won their first match of the season for the second year in a row, taking down conference foe Indiana East 7-2 on Friday afternoon. The Eagles will head to Franklin College in Indiana for Saturday’s match along with the men.
The Eagles’ depth was the key to a school-record 18 wins and it showed again early this year, as the squad swept doubles, 8-6, 8-1 and 8-3. Jordan Myers and Malory Hurtle teamed together for the first time in competition at the top spot. Sarah Marshall and Morgan Amis also didn’t play with each other last year, but only lost one game in the second spot. Kate Wenger and Izzy Howell, playing her first collegiate match, had also never played together in competition.
In singles play the Eagles tore through the middle, taking every match from two down through five. Wenger would retire due to heat illness at the six spot in the second set. Amis, Waslewski, Marshall and Hurtle all won in straight sets.