After starting the tennis season off positively, the Shepherd Women’s Tennis team went through a pretty tough week. After beginning the season 2-1, they dropped home decisions to both West Liberty and West Virginia Wesleyan. They lost to the University of the District of Columbia and Chowan as well. However, the Lady Rams beat Hood College in the middle of the four losses.
Only Jana Jones was victorious for the Rams against West Virginia Wesleyan. Chloe Raines kept her match very close, but couldn’t manage to overcome Sami Jeong, losing by a score of 7-5, 6-4. Katelynn Mumaw and Jones kept their doubles match fairly close, as did Alice D’Alauro and Stacy Brewbaker, both losing by the same score of 8-4.
Mumaw rallied for a win after dropping her first set 1-6. She won the second set of the match 7-6 and the third set 11-9. Emily Johnson managed to keep her match fairly close, but fell in two sets 6-4, 6-3. .
Against Hood College, Mumaw defeated Olivia Hosch 6-0, 6-0. Jones echoed her doubles partner’s effort, defeating Rachel Hall by the same score line. D’Alauro fell to Sandra Dziados, but still managed to win the first set of the match. Brewbaker restored the two-match advantage, winning 6-1, 6-0. Johnson won 6-1, 6-1, while Raines defeated her opponent, Meaghan Donahue, dropping her 6-0, 6-0.
While in Frederick, Md., the doubles teams carried their weight as well. Mumaw and Jones won 8-3, Johnson and Raines won 8-3 and Rebecca Schrimsher and Jessica Fort won 8-5.
The match reports for both matches against the University of the District of Columbia and Chowan were not at the time of press. However, the Rams did fall in both matches, losing in similar fashion, 0-9 and 0-9.
The tennis team heads to Emmitsburg, Md. Sept. 25 to take on Mount Saint Mary’s University. They host Fairmont State Fighting Falcons Sept. 29.