When it came to close matches, the menís tennis team had luck on its side all season. This spring, the menís team had been 4-0 in matches decided by 5-4 scores. The teamís luck, however, ran out this past weekend at the NCAC Tournament held at Kenyon College as the team came up on the short end of two 5-4 decisions against Wabash College and Ohio Wesleyan University en route to a sixth-place finish.
This past Friday, April 24, the team lost a close match to Wabash College. In singles play, Jeremy Dominik í09 and Ethan Arenstein í11 both prevailed ó Dominik by a score of 6-0 and 6-1 and Arenstein by a score of 3-6, 6-1 and 7-5.
The team rolled over Oberlin College in its second match on Saturday, sweeping the Yeomen 5-0. In its match against the Battling Bishops, the Scots came up a bit short yet again, losing by a 5-4 score.
Overall, though, the Scots notched an overall mark of 15-8. The team bounced back this year after the a down year in 2008 when the team went 8-14.
The past three seasons had been forgettable years for the womenís tennis program. In 2006, 2007 and 2008, the program combined to go 4-52 in matches. This year, the team finally seemed to get on the right track.
On Feb. 25, the team snapped a 32-game losing streak with a 9-0 win over Muskingum College.
This past weekend, the team concluded its season at the NCAC Tournament in Gambier, Ohio. The team started off with a 5-0 loss at the hands of eventual champion Denison University last Saturday.
The following morning, the team suffered another loss, this time to Ohio Wesleyan university. The Scots, however, did get on the board, losing by a 5-2 mark. Boo Flynn won by scores of 6-0 and 6-3.
In the teamís final match against Earlham College, the Scots picked up a win against Earlham in a 5-2 affair.
The womenís team should continue its steady improvement next year. The team will not lose any seniors over the summer.
The long season finally came to an end for the Wooster softball team this past Saturday as the Scots dropped the final doubleheader of the season to arch-rival Wittenberg University.
The Scots lost by scores of 8-0 and 2-1. Two days before, the team traveled to Mead, Pa. and fell in a doubleheader.
Overall this year, Priscilla Staples í10 led the team with a .326 batting average and also posted one home run on the year.
Andrea Kelley í10 led the team in innings pitched and will return next season.