Women’s tennis team edges Alma, 5-4, for first MIAA win of season

Women’s tennis team edges Alma, 5-4, for first MIAA win of season

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. – The Olivet College women's tennis teams edged Alma College, 5-4, this afternoon at Minges Creek Athletic Club in Battle Creek.

THE BASICS
Final Score: Olivet 5, Alma 4
Location: Minges Creek Athletic Club; Battle Creek, Mich.
Records: Alma 3-11 overall, 0-5 MIAA; Olivet 5-11 overall, 1-5 MIAA

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • The Comets won 2-of-3 doubles flights to take a 2-1 lead entering singles play. 
  • Olivet claimed wins at the first two singles flights to go up 4-1.
  • The Scots earned wins at No. 6 and No. 3 singles to close the gap 4-3.
  • Freshman Miranda Pier clinched the Comet victory with a win at No. 5 singles.

FOR THE COMETS

  • Juniors Maddy Drikakis and BreAnne Rudlaff had no trouble in winning an 8-1 pro-set at the No. 1 doubles slot.
  • Sophomore Rae Claramunt and senior Isabel Snyder won an 8-6 pro-set at No. 2 doubles.
  • Drikakis coasted to a 6-1, 6-3 victory at No. 1 singles.
  • Rudlaff posted a 6-2, 6-3 win at No. 2 singles.
  • At No. 5 singles, Pier lost the first set 6-1 before bouncing back to win the second set 7-5. Her opponent was unable to complete the match due to an injury, giving the win to Pier.

UP NEXT                         

  • The Comets travel to play Adrian College next Saturday, April 22, at 11 a.m.