By: Ryan Gasser, sports information director
ASHLAND, Ohio – Capital Women's Tennis increased its competition by taking on NCAA Division II opponent Ashland University at the Karl Tennis Courts on Saturday afternoon. The Eagles turned down the Purple and White, 9-0.
Ashland earned three quick points after sweeping doubles play with a pair of 8-2 victories over Capital's number two and three doubles teams. The Eagles followed that up with an 8-1 win over Madison Watt and Ashlee Freeman in the top doubles spot.
Play did not fare any better when they turned to singles play. Capital was shut out in three of its singles bouts. MacKenzie Archibald and Watt marked up the scoreboards for Cap, but lost 6-3, 6-0 and 6-0, 6-2, respectively.
Kara Wegmiller gave Cap its best shot at pulling down a point after splitting sets with Chelsea Myers in the number six spot. Wegmiller won the first set, 6-3, but Myers evened it up in the second. In a super tiebreaker, Myers edged out Wegmiller, 10-8, for the win.
Capital falls to 0-3 following the loss and will now prepare for its tri-match with Mount Vernon Nazarene University and The College of Wooster over Homecoming Weekend. The Crusaders will host the tri-match at the Columbus School for Girls on Sept. 30 and open play against The Naz at 9 a.m.