Scots Conclude Season with 15-5 Record

Morgan Wagers
Morgan Wagers

The College of Wooster women's tennis team's historic season wrapped up on Saturday, and the Fighting Scots finished the North Coast Athletic Conference Championships in sixth-place after being upended by Ohio Wesleyan University 6-2 in the fifth-place match at Wynne Tennis Center in Indianapolis, Ind.

Wooster (15-5), which finished tied for the second-most wins in a single season in program history, led 2-1 after doubles, but Ohio Wesleyan (11-6) rebounded to win four singles matches and avenge a loss to the Scots a week ago.

Sophomore Joy Li and senior Morgan Wagers won a thriller at No. 1 doubles 9-8 (5) for their 17th win of the year, 15 of which came in doubles play.

Sophomore Shannon Sertz and first-year Laura Haley prevailed at No. 2 doubles 8-6 to give the Scots the lead heading into singles play.

In the third flight, first-years Sarah Duran and Kendra Deveruex were upended by Lauren Corcoran and Meryl Reams 8-3.

Li, who topped Corcoran 6-2, 6-2 a week ago, dropped the rematch against the Battling Bishops' junior 2-6, 6-2, 6-0. Li ended her sophomore year with 19 singles wins, a total tied for the second-most in program history and the top mark since W Association Hall of Famer Kirsten Patton had that many in 1988.

Sophomore Mali Zemedkun took the first set of her match at No. 6 singles 7-5, but the outcome ultimately shifted the other direction with Diamond Person taking the final two sets 6-1, 6-2.

Haley pushed Reams in the first set and won four games before going on and dropping the second set 6-2.

Duran and Wagers fell 6-1, 6-0 at Nos. 2 and 4 respectively.