By: Ryan Gasser, sports information director
REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio – The Capital University women's tennis team opened the 2019-20 season on a winning note after taking down Mount St. Joseph University, 6-3, at Scarborough East Tennis Club on Monday afternoon.
EARLY LEAD AFTER DOUBLES
- Capital's double tandems helped give the Crusaders an early 2-1 lead with wins at one and three doubles.
- The duo of Madison Watt (Wapakoneta, Ohio/Wapakoneta) and MacKenzie Archibald (LOCATION) took down MSJ's Blake Nelson and Hannah Broermann, 8-3, to gain the first point.
- In the second pairing, the Lions tied it up with an 8-3 win by Erin Kallmeyer and Kelsey Knodell over Julia Holt and Emma Price.
- The team of sophomore Karen Kanke and freshman Addison Hasselbrech put Cap back on top with an 8-3 win in the third doubles flight.
NAIL DOWN THE WIN
- Of the six singles flights played, Capital took wins in four.
- Watt scored the biggest win of the day in a 6-0, 6-1 decision in the top-flight match over Nelson.
- The Lions took wins at two and four singles in straight sets, but the Hasselbach's first collegiate win helped level the field. In her first collegiate singles bout, Hasselbach claimed a 6-3, 6-4 victory over Kelsey Knodell.
- Karen Kanke outlasted Erin Hallmeyer in the third flight match needing to gain the edge in the super tiebreaker. Kanke lost the first set, 6-3, but then came back to claim the second, 6-4. In the tiebreaker, Kanke ran out to a 10-4 win to claim her point.
- Another exclamation mark came from sophomore Emma Price in her win at six singles over Jessica Berger. Price claimed the first, 6-4, and then won the tiebreaker in the second to take the point, 7-6 (10-8).
Cap will host a tri-match and welcome Mount Vernon Nazarene University and The College of Wooster to Wolfe Park in Bexley on Saturday, Sept. 28. Cap will kick off against MVNU at 9 a.m. and follow up at 12 noon with Wooster.