Lake Forest Defeats Nazareth, Moves to 14-0

Photo by Tianna Beilke
Photo by Tianna Beilke

The Forester women's tennis team was successful for the second straight day in Hilton Head, South Carolina, on Monday, shutting out Nazareth College 9-0.

Lake Forest took a 3-0 lead after sweeping the doubles matches. Sophomore Julie Lord and junior Leeza Bodnar finished first with an 8-1 victory and sophomore Tyranny Miller and senior Allison Watts won 8-4 at #2. After going 14-0 as a doubles team in the fall, sophomores Emma Wang and Grace Gould played together for the first time this spring and prevailed 8-3 at #3.

The Foresters continued their winning ways in singles. Lord completed her match atop the lineup ahead 6-2, 6-1 and Watts clinched the team's victory with 6-0, 6-3 triumph just minutes later. After a close (6-4) win in the first set, freshman Tebatso Duba finished off her match at #3 with a 6-1 victory in the second. Bodnar dropped only one game at #4, taking the first set 6-0 and the second 6-1. Gould had her first singles competition of the season, finishing strong with a 6-2, 6-4 win. In the exhibition round, freshmen Katie Wegrecki won 8-1.  

The closest contest of the day was at #5, where Wang had tough 7-6 (11-9) loss in the first set. However, she dropped just one game in the second and took the super tiebreaker 11-9 after falling behind 7-8.

Lake Forest is now 14-0 and Nazareth 11-4 on the year.

The Foresters will be in action again Tuesday afternoon at 12:15 (ET) against Berry College at Hilton Head Island High School.

by Julie Lord