Women’s Tennis Falters in Loss to Baldwin Wallace

Pictured: Maria Sadek (credit: CU Athletics)
Pictured: Maria Sadek (credit: CU Athletics)

By: Ryan Gasser, sports information director

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Capital University Women's Tennis endured its second straight 9-0 loss on Saturday afternoon when Baldwin Wallace University came to town a delivered the shutout defeat.

Capital's doubles play yielded three 8-2 losses coming to the teams of Madison Watt and Ashlee Freeman, Maria Sadek and Megan Williams, and Julia Holt and MacKenzie Archibald.

Sadek and Williams took their respective opponents to third sets but ultimately fell short in losses that went to a super tiebreaker. Sadek lost to Ashtyn Morris 3-6, 6-3, 10-3 while Williams had an early advantage after winning the first set 6-4 over Shannon Finkelthal. Finkelthal then came back and won sets two and three by counts of 6-2 and 10-7.

Freshman Madison Watt lost to Imani Robinson at number one singles, 6-4, 6-3. Fellow freshman Ashlee Freeman dropped a 6-3, 6-3 decision to Becca Liebler. At four and five, Julia Holt lost to Kelly Peskura (6-0, 6-1) while MacKenzie Archibald was beaten by Kayla Eeg (6-3, 6-2).

Capital has one match left to play before the OAC Tournament begins. The Crusaders will play at the University of Mount Union next Saturday, April 28 at 1 p.m. With a win, the Purple and White will clinch the No. 6 seed in the upcoming tournament. They can also do so if John Carroll (12-5, 6-0 OAC) defeats Marietta College (4-13, 2-5 OAC) next weekend regardless of Capital's result.