Lady Warriors Pick up Victory during Three-Match Road Trip

WINFIELD, Kan. – Midland University’s women’s tennis team captured an 8-1 victory over Friends during last weekend’s road trip. The Warriors also lost two matches, 3-6 to Texas A&M-Texarkana and 1-8 to (RV) Southwestern College.

“Our women played three really solid matches,” Coach John Steinke said. “Friends was a very good match for us. We played well from the beginning, and we were able to sweep doubles, and were able to get five out the six singles matches.”

Sarah Wood and Gretchen Cooper opened doubles with a 9-7 victory. Annie Allmand and Christina Villarreal followed with an 8-1 win, and Danielle Martin and Carolyn Howton won 3-8.

In singles, Cooper won 6-2, 6-3 at No. 1, Allmand followed with a 6-3, 7-5 victory, Wood with a 6-3, 6-1 win, Villareal with a 7-5, 6-2 victory, and Martin with a 6-1, 6-0 win.

Against Texas A&M-Texarkana, Wood, Villareal, and Martin were able to earn wins in singles competition.

“We are swept in doubles by Texarkana in three very close matches,” Steinke said. “We were in a hole from the beginning. Our singles played really well, and we were able to split with them to get three.”

Wood had the lone victory against Southwestern, winning No. 3 singles 6-4, 6-2.

“We knew it was going to be tough from the get-go with Southwestern,” Steinke said. “Overall our team fought really hard; I am very happy with where our women are sitting.”

The Warriors, 6-5 overall, will host Tabor College at 1 p.m. on March 19.