Eagles Bounce Back, Sweep Berea
BEREA, Ky. – Asbury’s women’s tennis team bounced back with a 9-0 victory over Berea on Monday evening, the second win over the Mountaineers and seventh straight over Berea dating back to the 2009 season.
This is the third time the Eagles (7-3, 6-1 KIAC) have won a match 9-0, also defeating Alice Lloyd on September 24th. This was Asbury’s first match in a week after a disappointing 5-4 loss to Oakland City last Monday.
Against Berea Asbury dropped only 12 games in singles play, winning all six matches in straight sets. Morgan Amis and Kate Wenger didn’t drop a game in either set they played, playing out of the fifth and sixth spots. Wenger gets back over .500 for the season at 5-4 while Amis stays perfect in KIAC play at 6-0 and is 7-2 overall.
Both Miriam Waslewski and Malory Hurtle stay unbeaten in conference action, improving to 7-0 while also both improving to 9-1 overall. Hurtle won 6-1, 6-1 at number two as Waslewski dropped only one game, 6-1, 6-0. Jordan Myers climbed back to .500 for the season at 5-5 while improving to 4-3 in conference after a 6-2, 6-0 performance and Sarah Marshall won at number three 6-4, 6-3 and now sits at 6-3 overall and 5-1 in the conference.
In doubles the Eagles had a little tougher time than in the first match where they dropped only six games, but still came away 8-4 winners at number one and two and an 8-3 winner at number three. The duos of Hurlte/Myers and Waslewski/Izzy Howell both improved to 7-3 overall win the wins. Waslewski and Howell are now 6-1 in conference.
The Eagles will be back in action this weekend as they play the top team in the KIAC, Indiana Southeast on back-to-back days. IUS has yet to drop a conference match this season at 7-0 and haven’t dropped a conference match in over five years, a streak that includes at least their last 48 matches. Asbury will travel to IUS on Friday before the return match on Saturday.