Men’s and women’s tennis make their spring debut

Both men’s and women’s tennis teams at WC start off their season with two wins in a two-day tournament 

By Julia Sparco  

Elm Staff Writer 

It was a successful weekend for Washington College’s men and women’s tennis teams. It was a double header on Friday for the boys.  They went undefeated in both matches. The men’s team played Stevenson and Wilkes inside the Johnson Fitness Center, playing non-conference matches and coming out victors.

The doubles squads won all three matches against the Stevenson Mustangs. Junior Koby Bonta and senior August Meriot had the first win, playing number two doubles and winning 8-0. Number three doubles, freshmen Paul Eisenmagen and Christian Gruyon, won 8-2 and the number one doubles, juniors Kyle Hickey and Andrew Smith, won 8-1.

For singles, Meriot played the number three singles and won, and Bonta played a number two singles. Kyle Hickey (number four singles) and freshman Andrew Province (number five singles) won, making the win 7-0. Eisenmagen sealed the deal for a perfect 8-0 when taking the win playing first singles.

Playing against Wilkes University, the Shoremen won all three doubles and all five of the singles matches. They won the second match on Friday, Feb. 28, giving the Shoremen a 2-0 record knocking out both visiting teams.

Saturday, Feb. 29, the Shoremen beat the Randolph-Macon Yellow Jackets 9-0, yet again with a perfect winning score. Bonta and Meriot took the first win of the day in second doubles, and Province and Smith sealed the deal in fifth and sixth singles, winning both games 8-3.

After this week, the WC Shoremen are now 3-0 overall, knocking the Yellow Jackets down to a 2-1 record this season in this non-conference match.

The Shorewomen played Wilkes University at home inside the JFC on Friday, Feb. 28, winning 8-1. With the second doubles, sophomore Alisha White and sophomore Cecilia Cress and first doubles junior Ella Samer and freshman Irene Meng won and gave WC a 2-1 lead. Then, finishing off in singles, Samer, White, freshman Bin Nguyen, Meng, junior Riley Katzman and freshman Marin Vander Schaaf all took wins over the Colonels.

On Saturday afternoon, Feb. 29, the Shorewomen played Randolph-Macon College and won 8-0.

Doubles pairs, White and Cress (second doubles), Meng and Samer (first doubles), and Nguyen and Vander Schaaf (third doubles) all came out victors, starting the team off with a 3-0 lead.

Finishing off in singles, Meng (first singles), Cress (third singles), White (second singles), Nguyen (fourth singles) and Vandder Schaaf (fifth singles), all came out victors, giving the team a 2-0 lead going into the season.

Both men’s and women’s tennis teams had a strong open season games this weekend. They swept away the visiting teams in these non-conference matches.

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