Women’s Tennis Off to Solid Start

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As a competitive athlete, you sometimes look down the long schedule of the upcoming season and see the amount of events you are about to compete in. You may think that the team will have time to find its footing, and losing a few at the beginning won’t be a big deal. Think again.
Beginning the year on the right foot sets the tone for the rest of the campaign.
It appears that Shepherd’s Women’s Tennis team has taken that to heart. In their first home match of the year against St. Vincent, Shepherd University’s Katelynn Mumaw, defeated her opponent, Amanda Gans, by consecutive set scores of 6-2. Mumaw also proved victorious in her doubles match where she and her teammate, Jana Jones, once again defeated Gans and Jacquelyn Hauser. Chloe Raines and Emily Johnson also won their doubles match. The Lady Rams won 5-4.
Unfortunately, the Mountain East Conference’s addition of the University of Virginia’s College at Wise proved more difficult for the Rams. The Lady Rams fell by the same score with which they defeated St. Vincent. Mumaw once again proved great for the Rams, defeating Brianna Stallard 6-2 and 6-0. Jones also proved victorious for the Rams, defeating Bailey Christoforatos 6-1 and 6-3. Stacy Brewbaker defeated Mary Jo Stallard 6-4 and 7-5 in a tight contest. Alice D’Alauro, Emily Johnson and Raines were all defeated in singles action. Mumaw and Jones were the only doubles victory for the Rams.
The Rams posted an impressive 8-1 victory over the Concord Mountain Lions. Match statistics were not available at press time.
It appears the standout performers are Mumaw and her doubles partner, Jones. Based on the performance against the Mountain Lions, the rest of the newly-minted Mountain East Conference should be very worried about what these Lady Rams have set for them.