BOURBONNAIS, Ill. – The No. 24 Olivet Nazarene University
women’s tennis team picked up two Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference
wins, despite the frigid temperatures and high winds, sweeping all the matches.
On Friday, March 28 the Tigers downed Calumet College of St. Joseph (Ind.) at
home and defeated Judson University (Ill.) on the road on Saturday.
With the temperatures hovering around the freezing point at
the start of the match on Friday afternoon, the Tigers (7-4, 2-0) made quick
work of the Crimson Wave. Freshman Priscila Nunez (Montreal, Canada) and
sophomore Serephine Buchmann (Illnau, Switzerland) downed Carolina Monterrubio
and Leticia Monteiro 8-0 at No. 1 doubles, while seniors Aziza Butoyi (Burundi,
Bujumbura) and Tifanny Aguirre (Bogota, Columbia) won 8-0 at No. 2 doubles over
Mariana Portela and Paula Nieto. Senior Lindsey Peterson (New Castle, Penn.)
and freshman Marta Quereda (Alicante, Spain) won at No. 3 doubles by default.
In singles action, Nunez downed Monterrubio 6-1, 6-1 at No.
1 singles, while Butoyi defeated Monteiro 6-1, 6-0 at No. 2 singles. Buchmann
picked up a win at No. 3 singles 6-2, 6-0 over Portela and Peterson downed
Nieto 6-1, 6-1 at No. 4 singles. Aguirre swept Castellanos 6-0, 6-0 at No. 5
singles and sophomore Clara Ruegsegger (Greenfield, Ind.) won at No. 6 singles
Less than 24 hours later, the Tigers took the court against
the Eagles. Nunez and Buchmann picked up a No. 1 doubles win over Emmie Chan
and Nyssa Fetzer 8-3. Butoyi and Aguirre dominated Marcilyn Rowen and Kirstie
Shales at No. 2 doubles picking up an 8-1 win, while Peterson and Quereda
downed Marissa Gauss and Michaela DeLong at No. 3 doubles 8-3.
The Tigers kept the Eagles from getting on the board in the
top three singles matches, with Nunez, Butoyi and Buchmann all winning 6-0,
6-0. Peterson downed Shales 6-2, 6-4 at No. 4 singles, while Aguirre dominated
Gauss 6-1, 6-0 at No. 5. Ruegsegger picked up a 6-2, 6-4 win at No. 6 singles
Olivet will return to action at home on Tuesday, April 1
against the University of St. Francis in CCAC action. The match is scheduled to
start at 3:00 p.m.