Women’s Tennis Splits Matches Over the Weekend

Women’s Tennis Splits Matches Over the Weekend

Richmond, IN – The Berea women's tennis team was able to knock off Earlham with a 6-3 victory on Saturday afternoon, which came after an earlier loss to Franklin College, 9-0.

In the match against Earlham, the teams decided to play pro sets and lead off with singles based on a threatening weather forecast. This proved to be no issue for Berea. In singles play, the matches were split after Coach Montgomery decided to sit Taylor Moyers due to a sore knee. Heading into doubles competition, Berea knew they had to step up in order to come out on top. After dodging the rain, No. 3 doubles pulled out an 8-2 win, followed by a win by the No. 2 team, which clinched the match for Berea. Not long after, the No. 1 team of Taylor Moyers and Kristol Whitt captured an 8-4 win, bringing the final score to 6-3. "They found a way to gut out the victory," said head coach James Montgomery. "That shows me that we're maturing as a team."
 

Earlier in the day, Berea fell 9-0 to Franklin College, which is one of the best teams in the Heartland Conference. The Berea doubles teams played especially well, challenging Franklin, but unfortunately, they were unable to grab a win.

The Berea women's tennis team will return to action in Hanover, IN on Sunday, October 11th at 2:00 p.m where they will face Hanover and again at 5:00 PM where they will take on Defiance.
 
Berea College – 6, Earlham College – 3

*Due to weather concerns 8 game pro sets were used for all matches against Earlham. 

Singles:

Christine Crawford (BC) def Jordyn Grimes (EC) - 8-0
Arrita Domi (EC) def Kristol Witt (BC) - 8-3
Alicia Bedolla (BC) def Carley Carpenter (EC) - 8-2
Kaitlin Morgan (EC) def Ashley Logan (BC) - 9-7
Cheyenne Guin (BC) def Rachel Riggs (EC) - 8-2
Megan Howell (EC) def Ashley Ferrell (BC) - 8-4

Doubles:

Moyers/Witt (BC) def Grimes/Domi (EC) - 8-4
Crawford/Bedolla (BC) def Carpenter/Morgan (EC) - 8-2
Logan/Ferrell (BC) def Riggs/Howell (EC) - 8-2

Franklin College – 9, Berea College - 0

Singles:

Melissa Sanders (FC) def Taylor Moyers (BC) - 6-4, 6-2
Chelsea Howell (FC) def Christine Crawford (BC) -6-3, 6-0
Karen Dringenburg def Kristol Witt (BC) - 6-0, 6-1
Chelsea Platt (FC) def Alicia Bedolla (BC) - 6-1, 6-0
Alexa Schofner (FC) def Ashley Logan (BC) - 6-0, 6-0
Brianna Hutton (FC) def Cheyenne Guin (BC) - 6-1, 6-4

Doubles:

Sanders/Dringenburg (FC) def Moyers/Witt (BC) - 8-4
Eldridge/Helvie (FC) def Crawford/Bedolla (BC) - 8-6
Hirsch/Balcer (FC) def Logan/Ferrell (BC) - 8-5

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