Women's Tennis: Johnston Records 100th Win in OAC Tournament Victory Over Baldwin Wallace

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

ALLIANCE, Ohio -- No. 4 seed Mount Union scored a 5-1 win over No. 5 seed Baldwin Wallace in the first round of the 2018 Ohio Athletic Conference Women's Tennis Tournament Tuesday at the Whitehill Tennis Courts in Alliance.

The Purple Raiders improve to 13-6 and advance to Friday's semifinals where they will face top-seeded John Carroll at the Linder Tennis Center in Mason, Ohio.

Mount Union took a commanding 3-0 lead after sweeping the doubles matches with a big 9-8 win at No. 3 singles from Sierra Beighey (Fombell, Pa./Riverside) and Trisha Kohut (Warren/Lordstown).

Another one of those doubles wins came at No. 1 from Gretchen Groves (Louisville) and Kayla Johnston (Ashtabula/Lakeside) then Johnson made it 4-0 when she defeated BW's Ashtyn Morris, 6-2 and 6-1, to record her career 100th win. Johnston, a senior, is one of six in Mount Union history with 100-plus combined singles and doubles career wins.

Baldwin Wallace's lone point came from Kelly Peskura at No. 6 singles and the Yellow Jackets finished their season at 11-10.

 

RESULTS
Mount Union 5, Baldwin Wallace 1
 
Singles competition:
1. Gretchen Groves (MTU) def. Jayde Robinson (BW-W) 7-5, 7-5
2. Jordan Teaford (MTU) vs. Imani Robinson (BW-W) 2-6, 7-5, unfinished
3. Kayla Johnston (MTU) def. Ashtyn Morris (BW-W) 6-2, 6-1
4. Gabrielle Wegener (MTU) vs. Becca Liebler (BW-W) 7-6, 4-5, unfinished
5. Sierra Beighey (MTU) vs. Shannon Finkenthal (BW-W) 2-6, 7-6, unfinished
6. Kelly Peskura (BW) def. Trisha Kohut (MTU) 6-2, 6-0
 
Doubles competition:
1. Gretchen Groves/Kayla Johsnton (MTU) def. 8-6
2. Jordan Teaford/Gabrielle Wegener (MTU) def. (BW) 8-4
3. Sierra Beighey/Trisha Kohut (MTU) def. (BW) 9-8