MARION, Ind. -- Indiana Wesleyan University women’s tennis easily marched into the Crossroads League Tournament semifinals today with a First Round pounding of Saint Francis (Ind.) at the Sutter Tennis Center.
The top-seeded Wildcats overwhelmed the Cougars 9-0 which included two default victories. The Cougars, the No. 8-seed in the tournament, only has five players on the team.
In the two doubles matches contested today Indiana Wesleyan only lost one game. Katie Wilson and Kim Mella won 8-1 at the No. 1-doubles position and Kristen Futrell and Rachel Bottorff cruised to an 8-0 victory in the second match.
The big wins kept coming in single play as the Wildcats swept all five contested matches. Wilson claimed the point in the top spot 6-1, 6-3 while Bottorff won 6-0, 6-0 in No. 2-singles. Rachael Heiniger easily won 6-0, 6-0 in No. 3 play, Mella took a 6-1, 6-0 victory in the fourth spot, and Futrell was victorious 6-0, 6-1 in No. 5-singles.
Indiana Wesleyan will play at 4 p.m. on Thursday in the Crossroads League semifinals against No. 4-seed Spring Arbor (Mich.) at the Sutter Tennis Center. SAU defeated fifth seed Bethel (Ind.) 5-4 earlier today.