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Today the Cornerstone Women's Tennis team travelled to Goshen, IN to take on Goshen College. Cornerstone had defeated Goshen last year 5-4 in a very close match, but fell short this year by a 7-2 count. Picking up wins for Cornerstone were Janie Silvers at #3 singles and Alli Rusticus at #4 singles. The match of the day, however, belonged to Alyssa Bart at #6 singles, who fell just short in a 3 set marathon. Coach Erickson on the match: "We picked up our first match wins of the season today, and the other matches were very competitive. I think we can feel good about our play today, knowing that even though we didn't get the team win, we are improving and making progress."
Next up for Cornerstone is at Davenport University on September 10.
Today the Cornerstone Women's Tennis team travelled to Bournannais, IL to take on #14 Olivet Nazarene University. ONU overwhelmed Cornerstone 9-0, with the best match of the day coming at #3 singles with Janie Silvers. Although her match was very close and entertaining, eventually ONU proved to have just a little bit more Coach Erickson on the match: "That is a really good Olivet Nazarene team that we just played. We had chances on a few courts today, especially in Janie's match, but we can hold our heads high know that they were just too good today."
Next up for Cornerstone is at Goshen College on September 6.
Today the Cornerstone Women's Tennis team opened their season on the road with a 9-0 loss to Bethel College. Ashley Greene & Janie Silvers, as well as the doubles team of Greene & Heidi Boesl all had extremely close competitive matches but fell just a little short. Coach Erickson on the match: "Obviously it would have been nice to start the season with a win, but this Bethel team is solid up and down their lineup. Our women played hard and well today but we couldn't quite close out some sets. This is something we are going to need to work on. When we have chances, we need to be able to capitalize on them. Still, I'm proud of the way that we played and am really excited for the rest of the season."
Next up for Cornerstone is at Olivet Nazarene University on September 3.