Women's Tennis: Groves Records Two Wins Despite Loss in Conference Opener

Gretchen Groves (Photo by Jeremy Morgan)
Gretchen Groves (Photo by Jeremy Morgan)

WESTERVILLE, Ohio - The Mount Union women's tennis team lost their Ohio Athletic Conference opener against Otterbein (9-3, 1-0 OAC) Monday evening 6-3.

The Purple Raiders (7-4, 0-1 OAC) were led by Gretchen Groves (Louisville/Louisville) who had two wins on the day. Winning 8-6 alongside doubles partner Kayla Johnston (Ashtabula/Lakeside), Groves also took straight sets in her singles match winning 6-3, 6-3.

Also with a victory in singles was Jordan Teaford (Canton/Glenoak). Teaford lost her first set 6-2, but then bounced back to win in three with scores of 6-0 and 6-4.

Mount Union returns home and will continue OAC action as they host Baldwin Wallace on Friday, March 30 at 1:00 p.m.


Otterbein 6, Mount Union 3

Singles competition:
1. Gretchen Groves (MTU) def. Sydney Bergman (OTT) 6-3, 6-3
2. Jordan Teaford (MTU) def. Makayla Sutter (OTT) 2-6, 6-0, 6-4
3. Marriella Briones (OTT) def. Kayla Johnston (MTU) 6-3, 6-1
4. Sophia Navas-Davis (OTT) def. Gabrielle Wegener (MTU) 6-0, 6-0
5. Megan Stuteville (OTT) def. Sierra Beighey (MTU) 6-4, 2-6, 6-1
6. Jordan Traxler (OTT) def. Trisha Kohut (MTU) 7-5, 6-4

Doubles competition:
1. Gretchen Groves/Kayla Johnston (MTU) def. Sydney Bergman/Makayla Sutter (OTT) 8-6
2. Sophia Navas-Davis/Emily Quill (OTT) def. Jordan Teaford/Gabrielle Wegener (MTU) 8-3
3. Marriella Briones/Jordan Traxler (OTT) def. Sierra Beighey/Trisha Kohut (MTU) 8-4

Otterbein University 9-3, 1-0 OAC
Mount Union 7-4, 0-1 OAC