Thunder’s hunger satisfied

Due to the longevity of tennis matches, Saga is always closed by the time the team completes its matches. With the need for a late recovery meal before starting on any last-minute homework, the team heads over to “their spot” on East Roosevelt Road. But which restaurant is it?

“There’s not really any discussion around where we’re going to eat anymore,” senior Emily Jones explained, “it’s always Chipotle.”

With a five-match winning streak, the results clearly speak for themselves.

After a long two-week break, the women’s tennis team took to the courts this past Tuesday to face off against North Park University. The Thunder hosted the matches here on Wheaton’s campus looking to protect their undefeated 4-0 CCIW record.

In the battle for number-one singles, junior Katie Park swept her competition in two sets by scores of 6-3 and 6-3. Senior Emily Jones followed suit for number-two singles as she also won in two sets 6-3 and 6-4. Number-three singles junior Miranda Kay cake-walked her way to a 6-0 and 6-1 victory, as well.

The rest of the team’s singles players, junior Kirstie White, sophomore Sara Magnuson and sophomore Emma Westwick all dominated their North Park opponents with wins by scores of 6-0 and 6-0 for all three players.

The Thunder’s number-one doubles players, Park and Jones, were also victorious by an 8-5 score. Number-two doubles players, Magnuson and Kay, defeated the Vikings’ number-two doubles team 8-2. Finally, the number-three doubles team of sophomore Kate Booker and Westwick walked away with a win, too, by a commanding score of 8-0.

“The CCIW has been getting a lot more competitive in the last few years, and we have definitely seen that this past week,” Jones explained. “We can’t overlook any opponent and have to go into each match with the mindset that we have to play our best to win. It’s been good preparation as we get ready for our toughest matches coming up in the next two weeks.”

Wheaton continued its undefeated conference streak by winning, again, pushing their CCIW record to 5-0. Out of conference, the team is 3-1 for an overall record of 8-1. North Park continues to search for the team’s first conference victory.

Unfortunately for the Thunder, the team will not be able to stay in the Wheaton area for homecoming weekend as the women will be traveling to Carthage College on Friday and Carroll University on Saturday. As long as there is a Chipotle in the area, Thunder fans should be fairly confident in the team’s ability to walk away with two victories.

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