Yeowomen Make it Four Straight
The Oberlin Tennis Yeowomen added two more notches to their victory belt after their last two home matches. On March 3, the women played against Tiffin at 10:30 a.m. and got off to a good start in the doubles part of the match. Leading at the one spot were junior Kimiko Glynn and senior Bianca Barr. Dominating the entire match, they racked up a bagel, otherwise known as a straight games shutout, with a score of 8-0, giving Oberlin its first win. Senior Jackie Golden and junior Kate Ogren followed up in second doubles but were not as successful, losing 3-8. The Hayden twins, sophomores Olivia and Jane, ended the doubles with a strong win of 8-1.
Singles matches followed, starting out with Glynn at the one spot. Glynn, who had been out due to injury the past few games, had an impressive comeback as she dominated her first set 6-2. Though she stumbled a bit in the second, losing 3-6, she made up for it with a breadstick win in the third set, 6-1.
Barr followed in the two spot and made quick work of her opponent, a bagel in the first set followed by a closer win in the second making the final score 6-0, 6-3. Golden played the three and fought a long and hard match. She won the first set 6-2, but lost the second set 3-6. She fell 2-6 in the final set, losing the match. Though she lost the first set 2-6, she came back to win the second 6-3. The third set wasn’t as smooth, and she fell 2-6.
Olivia Hayden played in the fourth singles position and pulled out a pretty close match. Winning her first set 7-5, she let the second slip away 3-6 after Tiffin snuck in three good points. The third set was tense as both players stayed even throughout. Having to go to a tiebreaker, Hayden eventually came out on top with a few well-placed shots for the win at 10-8. Sophomore Kelly Sipp at number five doubles then followed, skillfully winning in straight sets 6-2, 6-2. Jane Hayden was the closer for the Yeowomen and she won a close match, winning in straight sets 6-4, 6-3. Final Score: 7-2 Oberlin.
The Yeowomen went on to play Case Western on the evening of March 7. The women came out with an impressive start, sweeping the doubles section of the match that had started off with Barr and sophomore Elle Anzinger as the number one doubles pair. Well-coordinated teamwork really brought home their victory of 8-3. Sipp and Golden played a close game at number two doubles, but still picked up a win of 8-6. Doubles ended with the Haydens as the third doubles pair that came out with an Oberlin win, dominating the match with a score of 8-0.
Barr started off singles at the first position this time around but was given a hard time. She fought hard but lost 4-6, 2-6. Anzinger came in at number two singles with another hard start. Though she trailed early on by one game, she caught up midway through to try and come back. Though she lost the first set 5-7, she got the win in the second and brought the third into a tiebreaker where she gained a win with the score of 10-8.
The third spot was given to Golden, who played surprisingly well despite losing the first set 3-6. She turned the match around in the second after a series of well-placed shots and counters, winning 6-4. The third set was the biggest surprise as Golden came away with a bagel, a dominating 6-0 win for her first win of the season. Sipp had the four spot and made quick work of her opponent, winning straight sets by a score of 6-2.
The Hayden sisters finished off the match with Olivia at the fifth position and Jane at the sixth. Both played exceptionally well in their matches and got the final wins for Oberlin, Olivia winning 6-0, 6-1 while Jane won with a pair of breadsticks, 6-1,6-1. Final score: 8-1 Oberlin.
The Yeowomen go on to face Ohio Dominican this Saturday at 10 a.m.