Section: Sports

Ladies tennis falls to Case Western

By Reed Dickerson | Staff Writer

Elise Altschuler '16 is 1-3 in singles play this season. (Victoria Ungvarsky)
Elise Altschuler ’16 is 1-3 in singles play this season. (Victoria Ungvarsky)

The Ladies had their third match of the season this past Sunday, Feb. 16, playing against No. 25 Case Western Reserve University, who beat the Ladies 7-2.

Taylor Diffley ’16 and Jenna Murray ’17 won a difficult doubles match by a score of  9-8. They rallied from a score of 7-5, coming back and tying the match at seven each before going on to a hard won victory. In singles, Kenyon’s only win was the No. 1 singles match, with Diffley beating Case Western’s nationally ranked Sara Zargham by a score of 6-4, 6-3.

“They’re very good. Our expectations were that we wanted to make sure we could compete with them,” Head Coach Scott Thielke said. “We knew that we could win a few out of the nine matches. Overall, I think we had opportunities to win, but we didn’t take advantage of them, and Case Western is not going to just give us matches.”

The match dropped the Ladies to a season record of 1-3. They will play again on March 1 at Sewanee: The University of the South in Tennessee.

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