The JCU women’s team fully enjoyed home court advantage in the quarterfinal round of the Ohio Athletic Conference Tournament on Tuesday, April 30, sweeping Capital University, 5-0.
Freshmen Catherine Engel and Kyle Cosineau starred for the Blue and Gold in their first OAC Tournament match. The pair opened the contest with an 8-5 doubles victory.
Freshman Anna Stein and sophomore Tracy Gibson combined to defeat a pair of Crusaders, 8-2. Sophomore Hannah Baumwell and senior Emily Gorndt also came together to snag a win in doubles play, 8-3.
Stein, Gibson and Engel all triumphed in singles over their Capital counterparts.
The Blue Streaks will face the victor of the Ohio Northern versus Muskingum matchup in the OAC semifinals on Friday, May 3.
The pesky Purple Raiders of Mount Union dashed the JCU men’s tennis squad’s hopes of a deep Ohio Athletic Conference Tournament run, as Mount Union defeated the Blue Streaks, 5-2, on Tuesday, April 30.
Senior Ryan Mullaney ended his JCU career on a positive note, capturing each of JCU’s two points. He easily took down Purple Raider Nate Fockler, 6-2, 6-1 to start singles play. Mullaney also teamed up with junior Sean Graham in the doubles competition. The duo triumphed over Mount Union’s Nate and Nick Fockler in exciting fashion, 9-7.
With the quarterfinal loss, the Blue Streaks end the season with a 5-13 record, including 4-5 in the OAC.