Meadville, Pennsylvania – The Wittenberg Women's Tennis team wasted little time dispatching of Allegheny on Friday night in an NCAC cross-divisional match in Meadville, as the Tigers swept the doubles competition and then put the match away with two quick points in singles actions, ultimately leading to an 8-1 win over the Gators. The Tigers now own an 8-3 record on the year and have posted back-to-back wins in convincing fashion against NCAC cross-divisional foes for a 2-1 mark on the season against NCAC competition.
Who Stood Out
Wittenberg cruised past the Gators in the doubles portion of the match, led by the top squad junior Sarah Gallup and sophomore Harunya Ravindran earning an 8-2 win. Seniors Carli Milano and Alivia Livesay were 8-3 winners in the second flight, while sophomore Kathleen McGuff and freshman Sarah Wilke posted an 8-2 victory in the third position.
The Tigers kept their momentum rolling right into singles play by winning five of the six total matches, highlighted by a hard-fought 3-6, 6-4, 1-0 (10-1) come-from-behind victory by Livesay over Savannah Gray in the third position. Gallup left no doubt in her second flight match with a perfect 6-0, 6-0 win over Miharu Koh, while Ravindran sealed the team win for the Tigers with a 6-2, 6-2 win over Hannah Schaffer in the fourth position. In addition, Wilke was a 6-0, 6-2 winner of Candace Burkhammer in the fifth flight, while freshman Josie Paazig was the final finisher with a 6-4, 6-4 win over Satori Chin in the sixth spot.
The Tigers return to the court this morning (4/6) for another NCAC cross-divisional match, this time taking on Oberlin at 10:00 a.m. in Ohio, before hosting a pair of NCAC West foes at home this week. Denison comes to Springfield on Tuesday for a 4:30 p.m. match, while DePauw makes the trip on Friday for a 5:00 p.m. showdown.