Women’s Tennis Begins Run at OAC Tournament Today

Pictured: Ashlee Freeman (front) and Madison Watt (back). Photo credit: CU Athletics
Pictured: Ashlee Freeman (front) and Madison Watt (back). Photo credit: CU Athletics

By: Ryan Gasser, sports information director

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Capital University women's tennis team will head up the road to Westerville, Ohio for its first-round Ohio Athletic Conference tournament tilt against rival Otterbein University on Tuesday, May 1.

OAC Tournament home

THE WHEN AND THE WHERE

No. 6 Capital (4-11, 3-5 OAC) vs. No. 3 Otterbein (14-5, 6-2 OAC)
Tuesday, May 1, 2018  |  3:30 p.m.

Otterbein Tennis Courts - info
1 South Grove Street, Westerville, Ohio 43081

HOW WE GOT HERE

Capital made a nice run of wins once the Crusaders hit their stride during the OAC season. They broke a streak of 25 consecutive losses in OAC play by defeating Heidelberg University, 6-3, to begin their run of three straight wins. That run was the best the program has had since 2013. Cap has lost it's last three coming into the tournament, which began with a defeat at Otterbein on April 16.

The team, while young, has its success begin with its freshman class. Madison Watt is 8-7 in singles play, all out of the number one spot, this season. She and fellow freshman Ashlee Freeman also team up on the doubles circuit and together boast a 5-9 record at number one. Behind Watt plays Maria Sadek who is 7-7 at number two singles. Senior Megan Williams plays primarily at No. 3 singles while freshman Julia Holt and sophomore Mackenzie Archibald and Katie Woods make up the back end of the Capital roster.

THE LAST TIME THEY MET

Capital had its three-match win streak ended by Otterbein in its earlier meeting courtesy of a 9-0 decision in favor of the Cardinals. Otterbein took two of three doubles bouts by scores of 8-0 and did not surrender more than two games in a set through singles play.

WHAT'S NEXT

With a win, the winner will go on the OAC Tournament semi-final round and play Ohio Northern University (18-6, 7-1 OAC) on Friday, May 4 at the Lindner Tennis Center (Mason, Ohio), the home of the remainder of the OAC Tournament.