Doubles competition earns JCU victory

April 27th, 2016



On April 16, at Hathaway Brown School in Shaker Heights, the battle between John Carroll University and Otterbein University for the undefeated title commenced.


While fans enjoyed a long match in the spring sunshine, JCU enjoyed a victory, winning the match, 8-1. The victory pushes JCU’s record to 9-3, including a perfect 5-0 mark in the Ohio Athletic Conference.


JCU dominated the doubles competition beginning with the freshmen duo of Lauren O’Malley and Madisyn Rini’s 8-5 decision over Otterbein’s junior Rylie Markle and senior Adrien Leatherwood. Senior Catherine Engel celebrated her Senior Day with partner sophomore Jennifer Stroyne by driving home another 8-5 win.


Recent pairing sophomore Nicolette Bourlas and junior Katherine Devine won a close match against freshman Sophie Allen and sophomore Emily Quill, 9-7.


Singles also added to the victory. In the #1 match, O’Malley had a straight set winner, as did Rini at #2, Engel at #4 and Devine at #5. In the #6 match Stroyne had a longer match, going into a tiebreak in the third set, but came out on top in the final frame, 12-10.


JCU’s win over Otterbein pushed the Cardinals to their second loss this year (13-2) and first loss in conference play (3-1 in the OAC).