Women's Tennis: Big Wins Lead Raiders to Season Opening Victory

Gretchen Groves
Gretchen Groves

ALLIANCE, Ohio  -- The Mount Union's women's tennis team defeated non-conference opponent Westminster (Pa.) (1-2, 1-1 PAC) in their season opener, 7-2, Friday afternoon.

The Purple Raiders opened the match with a pair of wins in doubles in the teams of senior Gretchen Groves (Louisville/Louisville) and freshman MacKenzie Cavalier (Uniontown/Green) and junior Sierra Beighey (Fombell, Pa./Riverside) and sophomore Trisha Kohut (Warren/Lordstown).

In singles, Groves had a key victory against Westminster's Margo Mason, winning in a tie breaker with scores of 6-3, 3-6, and 10-5, pushing Mount Union to secure the win at 7-2.

The Raiders next travel to Mount Vernon Nazarene for a non-conference match on Friday, September 21 at 4:00 p.m.

Mount Union 7, Westminster (Pa.) 2

Singles competition:
1. Gretchen Groves (MTU) def. Margo Mason (WES) 6-3, 3-6, 10-5
2. Alex Marzouca (WES) def. Jordan Teaford (MTU) 6-2, 6-0
3. MacKenzie Cavalier (MTU) def. Julia Serbati (WES) 4-6, 6-2, 10-0
4. Cora Shane (MTU) def. Casey Barton (WES) 6-3, 6-0
5. Sierra Beighey (MTU) def. Sara Small (WES) 6-0, 6-2
6. Trisha Kohut (MTU) def. McKenna Robinson (WES) 6-1, 6-1

Doubles competition:
1. Gretchen Groves/MacKenzie Cavalier (MTU) def. Margo Mason/Alex Marzouca (WES) 8-3
2. Julia Serbati/Sara Small (WES) def. Jordan Teaford/Gabrielle Wegener (MTU) 8-5
3. Sierra Beighey/Trisha Kohut (MTU) def. Casey Barton/Allyson Gitzen (WES) 8-2

Mount Union 1-0, 0-0 OAC
Westminster (Pa.) 1-2, 1-0 PAC