PORTLAND, ORE. – Following their sweep of Puget Sound on the previous day, Seattle U women’s tennis posted another 7-0 victory over Lewis & Clark on their own turf on Saturday afternoon. The win brings the team to a 4-3 record on the spring season.
Singles play featured some close sets, with sophomore Kyra Jung (7-5, 6-1) and freshmen Jillian Rasmussen (6-4, 6-1) appearing well-matched with their opponents at first before settling into a groove. On the other hand, sophomore Hannah Gianan took control of her own match from the get-go in a 6-0, 6-1 victory, and senior Lily-Ana Kreutzer (6-0, 6-2) did the same in the number six spot. Junior Kali McCollister (6-1, 6-1) and freshmen Martina Asciuto (6-2, 6-1) also played very well to get two more points for the Redhawks.
In doubles, which used Division III rules (eight games instead of six), McCollister and freshmen Aranza Sanabria teamed up in a drawn-out 8-7(7) win that required a tiebreaker to decide the victor. Gianan and Jung continued their smooth sailing with an 8-2 win of their own, while Kreutzer and Rasmussen overwhelmed their competitors in an 8-0 sweep.
“This was another great day,” said Head Coach Joey Barnes. “Competing against three tough teams in three days is a good way for us to measure our abilities heading into conference matches. Our team stepped up to the plate to show off the things that we have been working on. There is still a long journey ahead of us, but I am happy with today’s results.”
Seattle U finishes the weekend with a neutral-court matchup against Montana State on Sunday, Feb. 17. Play will begin at 9:00 AM PST.
Seattle U vs. Lewis & Clark
Feb. 16, 2019 at Portland, Ore.
(Lewis & Clark College)
Seattle U 7, Lewis & Clark 0
Gianan, Hannah (SU) def. Ladnerfelt, Madelyn (LC) 6-0, 6-1
Jung, Kyra (SU) def. Hanks, Riley (LC) 7-5, 6-1
Rasmussen, Jillian (SU) def. Rice, Rachael (LC) 6-4, 6-1
Asciuto, Martina (SU) def. Thomas, Carla (LC) 6-2, 6-1
McCollister, Kali (SU) def. Kowal, Natalie (LC) 6-1, 6-1
Kreutzer, Lily-Ana (SU) def. Hennes, Caroline (LC) 6-0, 6-2
Gianan, Hannah/Jung, Kyra (SU) def. Linderfelt, Madelyn/Hanks, Riley (LC) 8-2
Sanabria, Aranza/McCollister, Kali (SU) def. Rice, Rachael/Kowal, Natalie (LC) 8-7(7)
Kreutzer, Lily-Ana/Rasmussen, Jillian (SU) def. Thomas, Carla/Hennes, Caroline (LC) 8-0
Seattle U 4-3, 0-0 WAC
Lewis & Clark 0-2, 0-1 NWC
Order of finish: Doubles (3,1,2); Singles 1,4,2,3,5,6)