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KWU Tennis Splits with Southwestern

KSAL Sports - April 18, 2014 7:02 am

The Kansas Wesleyan Tennis teams played to a split with the Southwestern Moundbuilders on Thursday afternoon in Salina. The women would come out victorious 5-4, while the men lost 8-1.

The matchers were originally scheduled to be played in Winfield, but the forecast called for rain; while in Salina, dry conditions were forecast, so the coaches agreed to move the matches to Salina.

On the women’s side, Wesleyan picked up wins in two of the three doubles matches and one three of the six singles matches to come away with the 5-4 win.

In doubles, Cassidy Cook and Chelsea Ebenkamp knocked off Sara Peck and Tyler Harrell 8-1 and Vallerie Zuaznabar and Maria Rodriguez beat Abby Gengler and Sadie Pfam 8-6. Southwestern’s Hayley Fort and Haley Porter beat Sydney Reese and Rachel Hasch 8-3.

In singles, the Coyotes picked up wins as Cook defeated Gengler 6-2, 6-0; Ebenkamp beat Harrell 6-0, (walkover) and Zuaznabar beat Fort 6-3, 6-4. Southwestern got wins in singles as Peck beat Rodriguez 6-3, 6-4; Porter beat Reese 6-2, 1-6, 6-2; and Pfam beat Hasch 2-6, 6-2, 10-6.

On the men’s side, Southwestern would come away with an 8-1 win over the Coyotes.

Wesleyan’s only point came in singles as Alex White beat Michael Bond 6-1, 6-3. In the other singles matches, Leonardo Mendez lost to Max Manley 7-6, 6-3; Logan Bevis beat Daniel Railsback 6-3, 6-0; and Taylor Bahan lost to Braden Becker 6-0, 6-1.

In doubles, Manley and Andy Tompkins beat Mendez and Railsback 8-3; and Bevis and Bond beat White and Bahan 8-4.

The Coyotes will conclude the regular season on Monday evening, hosting Tabor College at 6 p.m. at Oakdale Park. The KCAC Tennis Championships are next weekend in Wichita.