Tigers fall to DII Lewis; big doubles win for Allison, Stephens
Author: Wendy Reid
Posted: Friday, April 05, 2013 at 4:23 PM
BOURBONNAIS, Ill. – The No. 18 Olivet Nazarene University women’s tennis team has patiently waited for the opportunity to finally get out on the court and play this spring. They finally got their opportunity on Thursday, April 4 when NCAA DII No. 41 Lewis University (Ill.) came to town. The Flyers took the match 6-3.
The Tigers kept it close in doubles action when seniors Ashlan Allison (Anderson, Ind.) and Taylor Stephens (Ada, Mich.) posted a come-from-behind win in the second spot 9-7. The due had been down 7-4 before battling back to capture the win.
Allison also picked up a win in singles in the fourth spot. She easily defeated Jill Wetmore 6-0, 6-2. Also picking up a singles win was Clara Ruegsegger (Greenfield, Ind.), dropping Kendra Mills 6-1, 6-4.
The Tigers (6-6, 1-0) return to action Saturday, April 6 when they travel to the Marian University Knight Classic in Indianapolis, Ind. Olivet will face No. 29 University of Northwestern Ohio at 9:30 a.m. (EST) and No. 19 Marian University at 3:00 p.m. (EST).