Wheaton (Ill.) rolls in first round
Thunder moves to 7-5 all-time in NCAA tournament play
GREENCASTLE, Ind. -- Wheaton won its first-round match of the NCAA Division III Women's Tennis Championship on Friday morning with a 5-0 victory against Baldwin-Wallace. Wheaton will face host DePauw on Friday morning in a second-round match of the tournament.
Wheaton is now 21-2 on the year, while Baldwin-Wallace ends its season with an 18-8 record.
Wheaton jumped out to a 3-0 lead with victories in the three doubles matches that opened the match. The number-one doubles pairing of Elizabeth Worsowicz and Sara Federschmidt picked up Wheaton's first win of the morning with an 8-0 victory. The number-three doubles team of Sarah Ray and Kirsten Boyer expanded Wheaton's lead to 2-0 with an 8-3 victory. Lindsey Hallett and Marissa Shults concluded the Wheaton sweep in doubles play with an 8-2 victory at No. 2 doubles.
Shults gave Wheaton its first singles victory with a 6-2 6-1 victory against Morgan Baker at number-six singles. Ray gave Wheaton its decisive fifth points with a 6-2, 6-0 victory against Emily Pelosi at number-four singles to secure the win for the Thunder.
The win gave head coach Jane Nelson's program a 5-0 record all-time in NCAA Championship first-round matches. Wheaton is 7-5 all-time in the NCAA Tournament.