September 14, 2017
With decisive victories over Illinois Wesleyan University (IWU) and Millikin University this weekend, the Wheaton Women’s Tennis team has high hopes for another successful season.
“The biggest success from our victory was having two conference wins to start our season,” junior Sara Magnuson said.
The Thunder swept singles play against IWU on Friday and were victorious in all singles matches against Millikin on Saturday. The six singles victories went to senior captain Katie Park, Magnuson, senior captain Miranda Kay, junior Emma Westwick, sophomore Claire Browning and freshman Emme Lindquist.
Despite their strength in the singles matches, Magnuson said that her team is not satisfied. “There definitely is stuff we as a team need to work on and we are just getting started,” Magnuson said.
“Our team is traditionally strong in singles play and that was the case last Saturday as well,” Head Coach Jane Nelson said. “One of our areas of focus this season is to work hard on improving our doubles play.”
The Thunder did sweep IWU in doubles play on Friday, but lost one match to Millikin out of the three matches. The Park/Browning and Magnuson/Kay duos both won their respective matches.
“Our two seniors, Katie Park and Miranda Kay, both played well in their own individual matches,” Nelson said, “but they also showed good leadership skills getting the whole team to compete hard and give their best effort out on the court.”
The Wheaton Women’s Tennis team will travel to North Park University on Saturday, Sept. 16 to compete against the North Park Vikings at 10:30 a.m.