Bridgewater College Women’s Tennis Stays Hot

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Sophomore Ali Keister prepares to return her opponents next ball. Keister and the Eagles improved to 5-0 on the season, with a 7-2 win over Shenandoah on Monday.

Leyton Pullin, Staff Writer

Bridgewater, Va. – The Bridgewater College women’s tennis team picked up their fifth win in a row on Monday over Shenandoah 7-2.

The Eagles started out quick in doubles, much like they have all year, as the duo of senior Whitney Kiser and sophomore Malena Hoover came away with another win at No. 1 doubles 8-1. 

Senior Rachel Crawford and sophomore Ali Keister picked up a solid 8-2 win at No. 2 doubles. 

At No. 3 doubles, senior Alexia Will and sophomore Kaci Pitsenbarger dropped their first match of the year as a duo 6-8.

Up 2-1, the Eagles headed to singles action and once again thrived. 

Kiser picked up a double bagel win at the No. 1 spot 6-0, 6-0. Crawford grinded out a 6-1, 6-3 win at the No. 3 slot. Hoover kept her momentum rolling from doubles with a 6-0, 6-4 win at No.4. Keister kept on rolling as she muscled her way to a 6-3, 6-0 win at No. 5. 

First-year Ryan Roeber kept her undefeated mark at the No. 6 slot as she cruised to a 6-2, 6-1 victory. Junior Emily Diagneault was the final Eagle in court and lost a tough three setter 4-6, 6-1, 9-11 at No. 2.

The Eagles improved their undefeated mark to 5-0 on the year and sit in a three way tie for No. 1 in the ODAC with Lynchburg and Washington and Lee — to be hosted in the coming weeks. 

The Eagles will be back in action after Easter break, when they host Hollins (0-3) on April 9 at the Mapp Courts. Student tickets should be available.