Shoremen tennis conquer Diplomats for Conf. win

By Jensyn Hartzell
Sports Editor

The Washington College men’s and women’s tennis teams competed on Saturday, March 26, at the Schottland Tennis Center. Both hosted the Franklin & Marshall College Diplomats. These were the teams’ Centennial Conference opening matches.

The Shorewomen were defeated by the Diplomats, 6–3.

For the doubles matches, seniors Alisha White and Bin Nguyen earned the only win at the No. 2 spot. They won 8–5.

White also won her No. 2 singles spot at 7–6, 7–5, and 6–0. During this time, White was the current Centennial Player of the Week, March 20-26.

The No. 1 singles match was taken by junior Irene Meng, both sets ending at 6–4. The Diplomats won the remaining matches.

After this match, the Shorewomen’s record lies at 6–3 overall and 0–1 in the Conference. They will compete next against the Dickinson College Devils on Saturday, April 2, at 1 p.m. at the Schottland Tennis Center.

The Shoremen came out on top against the Diplomats in both singles and doubles matches with an ending score of 6–3.

In singles, junior Karl Hoegstedt won the No. 1 spot with scores of 6–3 and 6–0. The Shoremen saw another victory in the No. 3 spot with sophomore Ryohei Kawai winning 6–0 in both sets.

According to the WC Athletics website, Hoegstedt now holds a personal record of 7–1 this season for singles matches.

The No. 5 and 6 singles sports were won by freshman Brady Burns, 6–0 and 6–3, and junior Andrew Province, 6–4 and 6–3.

The Shoremen dominated the doubles matches, winning two out of the three competitions.

Hoegstedt and senior Andrew Smith teamed up for the No. 1 spot, winning at 8–6. In the No. 2 spot, senior Koby Bonta and junior Landon Strober edged the Diplomats, 8–4. The Shoremen have an overall record of 6–4 and 1–0 in the Conference. They will take on the Dickinson College Devils on Saturday, April 2, at 1 p.m. at the Schottland Tennis Center.

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