Women's Tennis: Groves and Johnston Not Enough in Loss to Roanoke

Gretchen Groves (left) and Kayla Johnston (right)
Gretchen Groves (left) and Kayla Johnston (right)

HILTON HEAD, S.C. – The Mount Union women's tennis team lost 6-3 against Roanoke (Va.) (4-1) Thursday morning at Chaplin Park Tennis Center.

The Purple Raiders secured their points in a doubles victory with Gretchen Groves (Louisville/Louisville) and Kayla Johnston (Ashtabula/Lakeside) with a very close score of 9-8, and then the two of them also had wins in singles.

Sierra Beighey (Fombell, Pa./Riverside) and Gabrielle Wegener (Avon/Avon) came close to winning their doubles competition, only losing 8-6.

Now 5-2, Mount Union will finish their trip in Hilton Head against Nebraska Wesleyan on Friday, March 9 at 1:00 p.m. at Chaplin Park Tennis Center.


Roanoke 6, Mount Union 3

Singles competition:
1. Gretchen Groves (MTU) def. Jessica Kennedy (RC) 6-4, 6-3
2. Kayla Johnston (MTU) def. Catherine Lee (RC) 6-4, 6-3
3. Avery Smith (RC) def. Sierra Beighey (MTU) 6-1, 7-5
4. Madeline Herring (RC) def. Gabrielle Wegener (MTU) 6-3, 6-2
5. Carolyn Kitsock (RC) def. Trisha Kohut (MTU) 6-3, 6-1
6. Tracy Kile (RC) def. Andrea Dietz (MTU) 6-2, 6-1


Doubles competition: 
1. Gretchen Groves/Kayla Johnston (MTU) def. Jessica Kennedy/Avery Smith (RC) 9-8
2. Catherine Lee/Madeline Herring (RC) def. Sierra Beighey/Gabrielle Wegener (MTU) 8-6
3. Janny Alvarado/Carolyn Kitsock (RC) def. Trisha Kohut/Natalie Fry (MTU) 8-4