MOBILE, Ala. -- Indiana Wesleyan University women's tennis went 2-0 during the first day of pool play at the NCCAA National Championship in Mobile, Alabama.
With the wins, Indiana Wesleyan advances to the NCCAA National Championship semifinals regardless of the outcome of their final pool play match on Wednesday morning versus Dallas Baptist (Texas) University. The match will determine seeding against the other pool's two teams that advance as both teams are 2-0.
Indiana Wesleyan knocked off Cedarville (Ohio) University 5-0 in the morning and then defeated Emmanuel (Ga.) College 5-0 during the afternoon session. The top two teams in both four-team pools will advance to the semifinals beginning Wednesday afternoon.
In the morning victory over Cedarville, Indiana Wesleyan swept doubles competition 3-0 and then won the first two singles matches to finish. Rachael Heiniger won 6-0, 6-0 in No. 1-singles and Andrea Meyering finished off the point in No. 2-singles 6-0, 6-1 for the required five points for the team win.
In postseason tournament play, matches are called once the first team scores the necessary five wins. All four other singles matches ended with Wildcats winning the first set.
In the afternoon match with Emmanuel, Indiana Wesleyan swept all three doubles matches by convincing 8-0 outcomes. In singles play, Kim Mella won 6-0, 6-0 in No. 5-singles while Sarah Richert was victorious 6-1, 6-1 in No. 6-singles.
Indiana Wesleyan improves to 24-2 on the season and will play Dallas Baptist tomorrow morning at 10 a.m. ET.