By: Ryan Gasser, sports information director
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Capital University Women's Tennis accomplished something it had not done since the 2013 season on Tuesday afternoon. With its 9-0 shutout victory over Muskingum University at the Olympic Indoor Tennis Club, Capital won its third straight match for the first time in five years.
Capital surrendered just one point to the Muskies in doubles play, which came at number two doubles. Reigning OAC Women's Tennis Player of the Week Madison Watt (Wapakoneta, Ohio/Wapakoneta) not only rolled to a 6-0, 6-0 victory against Kristen Chandler at number one singles, but also teamed up with Maria Sadek (Cairo, Egypt/Dublin Coffman) and dispensed of Chandler and her partner Sydney McDaniel, 8-0.
All six singles matches ended in straight-set victories without a single set being surrendered. Sadek, Megan Williams, Julia Holt, and Katie Woods all joined Watt with wins in singles play. Mackenzie Archibald won by default as Muskingum was unable to field a sixth singles competitor.
Capital is now 4-8 overall and 3-2 in OAC play. They will look to match the most OAC victories by the program since 2013 and over the last eight years when they take on rival Otterbein University this Saturday morning. The Crusaders and Cardinals will take to the campus courts at 10 a.m. in Westerville.