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Women’s tennis takes down Dominican

September 29, 2017

The Scots women’s tennis team had three non-conference matches this past weekend. On Saturday, Monmouth traveled to River Forest, IL to take on Dominican University. On Sunday they took the action to Naperville, IL where they faced Illinois Wesleyan University and North Central College.

Against Dominican University, the Scots won two of the three doubles matches. Morgan Holle and Natalie Curtis paired up to win their match 8-5, and then McKenzie DeVilder and Haley Johnston took their doubles competition easily with an 8-0 victory.

Monmouth’s good play carried over from doubles to singles competition. Emma Johanns won her match in two close sets 6-4, 6-3, and Morgan Holle defeated her opponent in two 6-1 sets. After winning her first set 6-4, junior Lexi Tibbs shut out her competitor 6-0 in the next set. Natalie Curtis would round out Monmouth’s victories with a 6-0, 6-0 shutout. Monmouth defeated Dominican University 6-3.

On Sunday the Scots began the day with a match against Illinois Wesleyan University. The doubles competitions did not go in Monmouth’s favor as they were defeated in all three.

For the second match in a row, Johanns would win her singles match. The freshmen came back after losing the first set 4-6 and forced a decisive third set with a 6-4 victory. She would then take the third set as well 10-6 to get the Scots one of their two singles wins on the day.

Monmouth’s other singles victory came from Natalie Curtis who also won her second singles match in as many days. She would win 6-1, 6-2 but that was the only two wins the Scots would get in the match as they fell to Illinois Wesleyan 7-2.

Monmouth ended their weekend against North Central College. The Scots were extremely close to a sweep in the doubles matches with their only loss coming by a score of 9-7. Johanns teamed up with Katherine Hinman to get an 8-6 win and then Holle and Curtis won another close battle with a 9-7 victory.

Unfortunately, the Scots would lose two singles matches in three sets and only get two wins. The Cardinals would barely outplay the Fighting Scots in a few singles matches and that was the deciding factor as North Central defeated Monmouth 6-3.

The Scots will have this week off before they play three home matches the following weekend.

Cooper Pauley
Sports Editor

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