By: Ryan Gasser, sports information director
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Capital Women's Tennis improved its Ohio Athletic Conference record to 2-1 with a 9-0 win over Marietta College at the Scarborough East Tennis Club on Wednesday afternoon.
Capital (6-6, 2-1 OAC) logged its first shutout win over an opponent this year and second straight over Marietta. Last year when these two programs met, Cap narrowly edged out the Pios. This year, different story.
Marietta defaulted two courts, one in singles and one in doubles play, to give Capital two easy victories. The Crusaders seemed to roll the rest of the way.
The match kicked off with singles play where the Crusaders rattled off five wins plus its defaulted court. Both Madison Watt (Wapakoneta, Ohio/Wapakoneta) at court one and Elizebeth Sadek (Cairo, Egypt/Dublin Coffman) at court three defeated their respective opponents without surrendering a point.
Maria Sadek (Cairo, Egypt/Dublin Coffman) took the win at two singles with a 6-1, 6-2 victory over Anne Thompson. Julia Holt at four singles nearly joined her teammates in the shutout club but still managed to pull out an impressive win over Reagan Hass, 6-1, 6-0. Karen Kanke recorded the last singles win on court five with a 6-2, 6-1 win over Liz Reed.
With the match in hand, Capital continued its success in doubles play with victories on courts one and two in dominating fashion. Watt and Maria Sadek teamed up for an 8-2 win over Destiny Grim and Anne Thompson. Meanwhile, Elizabeth Sadek and MacKenzie Archibald tag-teamed the Pio pair of Latrice Nelson and Reagan Haas for a shutout win, 8-0. Court three defaulted Cap's way.
With back-to-back wins in the Crusaders' pocket they will host another home match when defending OAC champion John Carroll University comes to town on Saturday, April 6. The Crusaders and Blue Streaks will begin play at Scarborough East Tennis Club at 2 p.m.