Manchester University hosted Grace College in women’s tennis action on Monday evening at the MU Tennis Courts. The Spartans were playing the first of five matches slated for this fall. Grace was playing its eighth match of the fall campaign.
The veteran Lancers topped the Spartans 9-0 on Monday.
The no. 1 doubles duo of Karly Eichenauer and Maddy Russow won a pair of games before falling to the duo of Anna Martin and Kiersten Martin 8-2.
In singles action, Karly Eichenauer (North Manchester, Ind./Manchester) won a pair of games in the first and second sets against Grace’s Anna Graves. Graves took the no. 1 singles match 6-2, 6-2. At no. 4 singles, freshman Natalie Kotlin (Lowell, Ind./Lowell) won a game in both the first and second set against Gretchen Adams. Adams took the match 6-1, 6-1.
Both Maddy Russow (Logansport, Ind./Logansport) and Rebecca Porterfield-Winstead (Durham, N.C./Carolina Friends School) won a game in their respective matches at no. 2 and no. 5 singles.
Manchester (0-1) is scheduled to host Trine University next week on Wednesday, September 23, at 4 pm at the MU Tennis Courts.
Grace (7-1) won its sixth match in a row. The Lancers will travel to Indiana Wesleyan on Wednesday September 16.