TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – The Lady Jackets fell 7-2 to Rose-Hulman and 9-0 to Earlham College on Saturday, but left the tri-match with something to build on after seeing Kirsten Wieland battle it out in No. 1 singles action, and performing well as a team in doubles action.
Wieland was effective in both of her No. 1 singles matches, and took Earlham's Rebecca Ogle into a third set after winning the second set, 6-1. The freshman from Bryan, Ohio has yet to win at No. 1 singles, but has played competitively in each of her four matches against the opponents' top players.
The Yellow Jackets took two out of three against Rose-Hulman in doubles action, with Wieland and Catie Savage teaming up to notch a 8-4 win in the No. 1 set, before Katie Carunchia and Danielle LaBarbera won the No. 3 set by the same score.
The tennis team will host the University of Northwestern Ohio on Sunday, September 12, beginning at 1:00 p.m.
ROSE-HULMAN 7, DEFIANCE 2
1. Megan Chann (RH) def. Kirsten Wieland (DC) 7-5, 6-3
2. Sage Sackett (RH) def. Catie Savage (DC) 6-0, 6-0
3. Marie Stettler (RH) def. Sammi Stevens (DC) 6-0, 6-0
4. Melissa Montgomery (RH) def. Katie Caunchia (DC) 6-0, 6-0
5. Colleen Stevenson (RH) def. Tasha Brown (DC) 6-0, 6-0
6. Klara Schroederus (RH) def. Nicole Lovins (DC) 6-1, 6-0
1. Wieland-Savage (DC) def. Stevenson-Schroederus (RH) 8-4
2. Reberger- Older (RH) def. Stevens-Lovins (DC) 8-3
3. Carunchia- LaBarbara (DC) def. Schultz- Johnson-Bann (RH) 8-4
EARLHAM 9, DEFIANCE 0
1. Rebecca Ogle (EC) def. Kirsten Wieland (DC) 6-0, 1-6, 1-0 (12-10)
2. Olivia Engle (EC) def. Catie Savage (DC) 6-0, 6-0
3. Nora Mineva (EC) def. Sammi Stevens (DC) 6-0, 6-0
4. Alex Softness (EC) def. Katie Caunchia (DC) 6-0, 6-0
5. Cory Mathieu (EC) def. Tasha Brown (DC) 6-4, 6-0
6. Bailey Hall (EC) def. Nicole Lovins (DC) 6-0, 6-0
1. Softness - Mineva (EC) def. Wieland-Savage (DC) 8-2
2. Hall - Mathieu (EC) def. Stevens-Lovins (DC) 8-1
3. Childs-Parks (EC) def. Carunchia-LaBarbera (DC) 8-4