Women’s Tennis Ends Fall Season on High Note with Win Over Earlham

Pictured: Madison Watt (credit: Joe Maiorana)
Pictured: Madison Watt (credit: Joe Maiorana)

By: Ryan Gasser, sports information director

EARLHAM, Ind. – The Capital University women's tennis team took in its season win of the 2019-20 season and ended its fall slate on Sunday afternoon. The Crusaders took care of business on the road with an 8-1 win over the Quakers of Earlham College.

The Quakers played with a short lineup and was forced to default three courts. Capital won four of the remaining five matches to be played.

Final results

DOUBLES

Earlham was forced to default one court on the doubles circuit and Capital took wins on the other two to complete the sweep and take a 3-0 lead. The combination of Madison Watt and Julia Holt defeated Alex Swank and Camille van der Vaart by an 8-1 score in the top-bill match. Addison Hasselbach and Emma Price then cleaned up on court two with an 8-0 shutout win over Maddie Dalzell and Gloria Aligbe.

SINGLES

With two courts defaulted on the singles circuit, Capital technically had the points to win the match before even beginning singles play. The Crusaders and Quakers played the remaining four courts, where CU took three.

Madison Watt and Karen Kanke rolled in a pair of 6-0, 6-0 wins on their respective courts, while Addison Hasselbach defeated Gloria Aligbe at four singles, 6-0, 6-1, to wrap up the remaining point.

Earlham's lone point came when Alex Swank defeated Julia Holt on the second court, 6-2, 7-6.

WRAPPING UP

The Crusaders finish the short fall season with an overall 2-3 record. They will break for the remainder of the calendar year and return this spring. The spring schedule will be released this winter.