By: Ryan Gasser, sports information director
ALLIANCE, Ohio – The Capital University women's tennis team lost a 9-0 decision to the University of Mount Union in its final regular season match of the season on Saturday afternoon.
Capital toyed with its lineup by elevating multiple players which did not phase the Purple Raiders. Mount Union rolled at the Whitehill Courts in Alliance after sweeping through doubles and singles play without dropping a set.
Madison Watt worked with a new doubles partner, MacKenzie Archibald, in the number one doubles spot. The duo lost, 8-2, to Mount Union's Gretchen Groves and MacKenzie Cavalier. Julia Holt was paired with Emma Price at two doubles but were beaten by Jordan Teaford and Cora Shane, 8-1. Megan Watt got the start at three doubles with Karen Kanke, but lost the match 8-1 to Gabrielle Wegener and Trisha Kohut.
Megan Watt also got the nod at six singles and won her first set, but ultimately was beaten by Kohut, 6-1, 6-0. Mount Union took the top two flights and the number five singles bout without surrendering a point. Kanke and Archibald both lost in their respective matches, 6-1, 6-0.
Despite the loss, Capital (7-10, 3-5 OAC) still retains its spot in the upcoming Ohio Athletic Conference Tournament, which begins on Wednesday, May 1. Capital will serve as the number six seed in the tournament and face off against third-seeded Ohio Northern University (18-6, 6-2 OAC). The match will be played at ONU with a 3:30 p.m. start time.