BW Women’s Tennis Team Earns Split, Beats Shawnee State, 8-1, in Hilton Head, S.C.
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SOUTH CAROLINA -- The defending Ohio Athletic Conference champion Baldwin Wallace University women’s tennis team defeated NCAA Division II Shawnee State University, 8-1, this evening (Tuesday, March 6, 2012) in the fifth match of its Annual Spring Break Trip to Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. BW gained a split today as it lost earlier today to Division II Walsh University.
With its victory, BW, which has appeared in four of the past five NCAA Division III national tournaments, improved to 4-6 overall, including a 4-1 mark in Hilton Head. Shawnee State is now 1-4 overall.
BW gained a 3-0 lead in doubles and then won five of six singles matches to win for the fourth time down south.
In singles play, senior No.1 player Jenny Greene (Worthington/ Thomas Worthington) won by the scores of 6-0 and 6-0, junior No.2 player Rebecca Mittler (Elyria/ Elyria Catholic) won by the scores of 6-3 and 6-2, sophomore No.3 player Morgan Baker (Vermilion/ Elyria Catholic) won by the scores of 6-2 and 6-1, junior No.4 player Danielle Rueger (Ashland) won by the scores of 6-1 and 6-1 and freshman No.6 player Rachel Bertrand (Avon) won by the scores of 6-2 and 6-2.
In doubles action, the No.1 duo of Mittler and Baker won by an 8-4 score, the No.2 tandem of Greene and Yoder won by an 8-6 count and the No.3 group of Rueger and senior Emily Brown (Vermilion) won by an 8-5 tally.
With her victory in singles, Mittler has 35 career wins to rank 22nd all-time and Greene, who did not play this morning due to an injury, is now 12th with 48 victories.
With a win this evening, BW 28th-year Head Coach Jack Bethlenfalvy won his 318th career match. He is the winningest women’s tennis coach in OAC and Ohio collegiate tennis history. Bethlenfalvy has a 318-205 career mark heading into tonight’s match versus Shawnee State.
The BW women are back in action tomorrow, Wednesday, March 7 when it plays 2011 NCAA Division III Tournament participant Elizabethtown (Pa.) College at 8:00 a.m. and then ends its trip with a 2:30 p.m. match versus Alvernia (Pa.) College.
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FINAL SCORE: Baldwin Wallace -- 8, Shawnee State -- 1
1. Jenny Greene (BW) defeated Kyra Keeton (SS), 6-0, 6-0
2. Rebecca Mittler (BW) def. Jamee Boyd (SS), 6-3, 6-2
3. Morgan Baker (BW) def. Ashley O’Neill (SS), 6-2, 6-1
4. Danielle Rueger (BW) def. Crystal Carpenter (SS), 6-1, 6-1
5. Ashley Fischer (SS) def. Whitney Yoder (BW), 6-2, 6-2
6. Rachel Bertrand (BW) def. Shelbie Wulfekamp (SS), 6-2, 6-2
1. Mittler/ Baker (BW) defeated Keeton-Boyd (SS), 8-4
2. Greene/ Yoder (BW) def. O’Neill/ Fischer (SS), 8-6
3. Rueger/ Brown (BW) def. Carpenter/ Wulfekamp (SS), 8-5