Tennis Team Rollercoasters through Spring Break
The Yeomen tennis team has had a good run these past few weeks. On Saturday, March 18, the Yeomen played in the Kerry Stewert Invitational tournament at Wabash College.
They had a great day as first-year David Midler and junior Arthur Zeyda won both of their matches. Midler and Zeyda were granted automatic spots in the following day’s singles final. The two also advanced in doubles, winning two matches at the third spot on the roster. The following day, the Yeomen finished the tournament in second with the help of a tie-breaker.
The Yeomen’s next game took place at Hilton Head during Spring Break as they faced off against Sioux Falls. Oberlin played another great match as they dominated singles and doubles with only one loss.
The men finished strong with an 8-1 victory over Sioux Falls and continued their Spring Break matches as they faced Hartwick on Wednesday, March 29. This match proved to be an exercise in dominance as the Yeomen led a clean sweep in both doubles and singles competition, winning 8-0.
This match made ten in a row as Yeomen’s record then stood at 10-0 for the season, with a 2-0 record in the NCAC. The men would remain unchecked until they played against Wisconsin-Whitewater the following day.
The match against Wisconsin-Whitewater proved to be one of the toughest matches the Yeomen have faced thus far. Not a single match was easy for the Yeomen with an ending score of 0-7. This was the first loss the Yeomen have received this season since their phenomenal winning streak began, leaving them with a record of 10-1 and 2-0 in NCAC.
Their most recent match took place on Tuesday, April 4. Playing against the college of Wooster, the Yeomen were unable to overtake their opponents and lost the match 1-6. The loss leaves their record at 10-2 overall.
Though the team has stumbled recently, they still remain confident as they prepare for their competition in the GLCA Tournament this weekend at Kenyon College.
The Yeowomen began the week leading into Spring Break with a tough match against Wittenberg on Saturday, March 18, which they lost 2-7 in the end. Their next match took place the following day when they played Ohio Wesleyan University.
In another difficult match, the doubles competition went primarily to OWU. In the loss, two of the matches were won by first-years Elle Anzinger and Olivia Hayden as they came out victorious from the tiebreaker at the three spot.
The singles competition was close, with the Yeowomen falling just one match short of the victory, OWU winning 5-4.
After the Yeowomen had a rough run in their previous two matches, they really stepped up in their match against Mount Union on Tuesday, March 21. Oberlin started off with a clean sweep in the doubles competition and went on to play well in singles.
Sophomore Kimiko Glynn and junior Bianca Barr won both of their sets playing the one and two spots respectively. First-years Sarah Tietelbaum and Kelly Sipp won straight sets in the five and six spots.
On Wednesday, March 29, the women started things off with a hard match against Depauw, losing 0-9. Their next match was against Wisconsin-Whitewater on March 30.
In yet another tough match, Glynn and Barr teamed up to win one of the doubles while Glynn went on to win the second match for the Yeowomen in singles. The final score was 2-7, as Oberlin fell to Wisconsin-Whitewater.
The Yeowomen came back strong in their match against Wooster on Wednesday, April 5, winning 5-1.
Highlights included Glynn and Barr, who won in doubles in the one spot.
Glynn and Barr also won straight sets in singles along with Sipp, none of them
yielding more than one game. Also in doubles were senior Kate Lurain and
first-year Olivia Hayden who won their matches at the three spot. The
Yeowomen’s record now stands at 5-7.