Women's Tennis Puts Together Blowout Victory over Hendrix

The Oglethorpe women's tennis team got its first win of the season in an SAA dual match Saturday in Conway, Ark., and did so in a rout, defeating home-standing Hendrix, 8-1.

The Lady Petrels got off to an excellent start, sweeping the Lady Warriors in doubles. Katherine Walker and Mary Ann Hafen took the No. 1 match 8-2, Clara Reinheimer and Hailey Bowers won 8-5 at No. 2, and Kate Siess and Tricia Groover routed their opponents 8-1 at No. 3.

In singles, the Lady Petrels quickly put away the dual match, winning their first three matches to remove all doubt. Siess swept her opponent 6-0, 6-0 at No. 5, Marcail McGranahan won 6-0, 6-4 at No. 3, and Hafen won 6-1, 6-3 at No. 2. In addition, Groover won relatively easily at No. 4, 6-3, 6-1, while Walker needed three sets to take the No. 1 match, but did so 3-6, 6-4, 10-8 (in a third-set super-tiebreak). 

The win improves the Lady Petrels to 3-14 on the season. With their first SAA win of the campaign, they improve to 1-5 on that front. They will take on Rhodes Sunday before getting prepared for the SAA Championship in Murfreesboro, Tenn., in two weeks.

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