LEBANON, TN (Tennis) – Cumberland University came into Saturdays match ranked 14th. The Phoenix showed why they area perenially top 25 program, defeating the Shawnee State tennis team, 9-0, on Saturday afternoon at Tommy Gray Memorial Tennis Courts.
Doubles play opened with Shawnee State's Molly Richard's and Katy Singer (FR/Lucasville, Ohio) facing off against the elite second-ranked duo of Angelica Sepulveda and Tarsha de Souza, who claimed the victory for the Phoenix, 8-0. The next two Shawnee State doubles teams suffered the same fate, falling 8-0 in the other two match-ups.
ST. CATHARINE, KY (Tennis) – The Bears split singles play matchups, but doubles play is what proved to be detrimental for Shawnee State, as the SSU tennis squad fell to Saint Catharine College by a score of 6-3 on Friday at Saint Catharine.
PIKEVILLE, Ky. (Women's Tennis) – Mara McGee (SO/Baltimore, Ohio) recorded the first singles victory of her career, defeating Bryanna Schroers at No. 6 singles, as the Shawnee State tennis squad fell, 8-1, at the hands of the University of Pikeville on Thursday afternoon.
Portsmouth, Ohio (Women's Tennis) – The Shawnee State women's tennis team was unable to string together success, falling in double and singles play against Georgetown on Friday afternoon at Dr. William E. Daehler Tennis Center.
WILLIAMSBURG, KY (Tennis) – The Bears were unable to get in a rhythm, as they fell to the Cumberlands in the season opener by 9-0 on Tuesday afternoon at the University of the Cumberlands Tennis Facility.
The match-up of No. 1s in singles combination featured Isabelle Dale taking on Molly Richards (FR/Washington Courthouse, Ohio). Richards was defeated 6-0, 6-0 to open up the contest. Katy Singer (FR/Lucasville, Ohio) fell in the second match by the same score.