Ladies tennis had strong performances over the weekend at the Midwest Invitational in Madison, Wis., beating nationally 27th-ranked Hope College (Holland, Mich.) and later that day 16th-ranked DePauw University (7-9; NCAC 0-0).
In both matches, Diana Aboubakare ’18 played solidly, earning the Ladies (8-9; 0-0) points in the first and third doubles matches she played while paired with Jenna Murray ’17. Though the Ladies didn’t gain the result they were looking for against the 15th-ranked University of Chicago, Aboubakare beat their first singles player to earn the Ladies one of their two points in the match.
The Ladies wrapped up their weekend with a 5-2 loss against the highest-ranked team they encountered at the invitational, ninth-ranked Washington University in St. Louis.
The two points for the Ladies came from Annie Reiner ’19 in the No. 6 singles spot, and from Alyssa Moreau ’18 and Samantha Murphy ’16 in the No. 2 doubles spot.
Overall, the team had a respectable showing this weekend, beating two nationally ranked teams and placing fourth at the invitational. Aboubakare was named North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) Player of the Week for her performances. This is the second time in her career she has been awarded the honor.
The Ladies will be back on the courts on Sunday when they travel to Meadville, Pa. to face Allegheny College (3-9; 0-0) for their second NCAC conference match of the season.