MARION, Ind. --The Indiana Wesleyan University women's tennis team came out victorious in their first home match of the fall season defeating the University of Northwestern Ohio Racers 7-2.
The Wildcats started off play by capturing two of three doubles points.
Juniors Lauren Wilson and Andrea Meyering defeated UNOH's Shaleigh McClintock and Shaye Warman 8-3 at the No.1-doubles position. While the No.2-doubles team of sophomores Kristen Futrell and Rachael Heiniger beat Tara Carr and Andrea Arango 8-2, UNOH's only doubles point came at the No. 3 position where Jessie Stambaugh and Nathalia Da Silva edged an 8-6 win against senior Aubrey Lohser and freshman Kim Mella.
The Wildcats sealed the victory in singles play by winning five out of six singles positions.
Heiniger won 6-4, 6-4 at the No. 1-singles position, Meyering battled for a 3-6, 6-3 10-4 win at No. 2-singles, and Wilson fought hard for a 6-3, 3-6, 10-2 win at No. 3-singles. Futrell earned a 6-2, 6-3 win at No. 4-singles and Mella cruised to a 6-0, 6-1 victory at No. 6-singles. The lone singles point for UNOH came at the No. 5 position as IWU's Diane Jones lost a tough 3-6, 4-6 decision.
Indiana Wesleyan improves to 3-0 on the season and will return to the courts at 4 p.m. on Tuesday with an away match versus MCC rival Grace (Ind.) College in Winona Lake, Indiana.