Blue Streaks split weekend matches

March 16th, 2016

The John Carroll University women’s tennis team took part in two contests over the course of two days last weekend. On Friday, March 11, the Blue Streaks dominated the College of Wooster, defeating the Fighting Scots, 9-0. JCU followed up that performance on Saturday, March 12 by losing to Oberlin College, 7-2.


On Friday’s matchup with the Fighting Scots, the Blue Streaks started off hot, defeating Wooster by a combined score of 24-3 over the three doubles matches. The teams for JCU consisted of sophomores Nicolette Bourlas and Natalie Bourlas; senior Catherine Engel and sophomore Jennifer Stroyne; and freshmen Lauren O’Malley and Madisyn Rini.


The Blue Streaks followed up their dominant performance in the doubles with even more dominance in the singles.

Women's Tennis

O’Malley, both Bourlas sisters, Engel, Rini and junior Katherine Devine swept the singles bracket to cement JCU’s 9-0 victory.


The Blue Streaks weren’t so lucky on Saturday, March 12, as Oberlin defeated JCU, 7-2.


Despite the loss, it was a hard   fought battle throughout, both doubles and singles.


O’Malley and Rini followed up their victory against Wooster with a second victory in as many days for JCU. They were the lone doubles team to claim a victory for the Blue Streaks on the day.


In the singles part of the competition, O’Malley was once again the lone winner, claiming the second and final point on the afternoon for JCU.

With the weekend split, the Blue Streaks now sit at 4-3 on the season with a matchup against Muskingum University up next.