Scots Take Top Two Singles Matches But Fall 7-2 to Wittenberg

Qingyue Li
Qingyue Li

The College of Wooster women's tennis team captured the top two singles matches but that was all they could get on Saturday as they fell to Wittenberg University 7-2.

Playing indoors at the Aspen Racquet Club, the Scots found themselves in a 3-0 hole after doubles play. The No. 2 team of Qingyue Li and Meklit Minassie made the Tigers fight for the final point, however, but they came up just short 8-7 (9-7).

The No. 1 team of Sarah Duran and Laura Haley fell 8-4, and the No. 3 team of Emma Saxton and Kendra Devereux lost 8-2.

Li regrouped after her tough doubles outing with a 6-4, 6-3 win in the No. 1 singles slot against Carli Milano. Li, ranked 21st regionally, is now 10-0 this season in singles action at the No. 1 position.

Li has 40 singles wins and 31 wins in the No. 1 position for her career. She also has totaled 77 career wins in singles and doubles play to reach ninth on the all-time program record list.

Duran won 6-3, 6-0 against Sarah Gallup in the No. 2 flight.

Elsewhere in the match, Haley fell 7-5, 6-4 in the No. 3 spot, and Devereux lost 6-2, 6-1 at the No. 4 flight.

Minassie at No. 5 and Saxton at No. 6 each went down in three sets. Minassie took the first set but couldn't keep up the pace in a 2-6, 6-3, 6-3 defeat. Saxton battled back in the second set but could not complete the comeback in a 7-6 (8-6), 2-6, 6-4 loss.

Wittenberg moves to 7-3 with the win while Wooster drops to 8-3. The Scots will open up division play in their next match at Oberlin College on Friday.