By: Ryan Gasser, sports information director
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Capital University Women's Tennis held a tri-match and invited both The College of Wooster and Mount Vernon Nazarene University to the courts at The Columbus School for Girls on Saturday. Capital came close to defeating the Cougars, but ultimately left with two losses after day's end.
MATCH 1 – Mount Vernon Nazarene defeats Capital, 5-4
Capital nearly began the match against the Cougars with three wins out of doubles play, but MNVU came back in two of three matches to turn a three-point deficit into a one-point lead. Freshmen Madison Watt and Ashlee Freeman defeated Mount Vernon Nazarene's Gabriela Reyes and Jayna Morehouse in the number one spot, 8-4. Capital's two and three doubles teams both lost 8-6 after taking early leads in their respective matches.
Each of Capital's three wins in singles play were in three sets. Watt earned a second win out of the top singles spot, defeating Reyes one-on-one (3-6, 6-0, 6-3). Maria Sadek took Sarah Higgins to a tiebreaker and defeated her 6-2, 4-6, 10-5. Freeman also took in a second win, defeating Ashley Weber in the number four spot in the lineup (7-5, 5-7, 10-7).
MVNU won three singles bouts, just enough to clinch the match.
MATCH 2 – The College of Wooster defeats Capital, 9-0
Capital rested while MVNU and The College of Wooster played a match prior to the Crusaders' meeting with the Fighting Scots later in the afternoon. Despite the wait, Wooster made quick work of the Crusaders by winning all three doubles matches comfortably and all six singles bouts in straight sets.
Capital (0-5) still seeks its first win of the season with two home matches left on the fall docket. They will play Mount St. Joseph at Wolfe Park (Bexley, Ohio) on Monday, Oct. 2 at 4 p.m.