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KWC tennis takes down Oakland City in opener

September 6, 2018 | 1:53 am

Updated September 10, 2018 | 10:41 pm

Illustration by the Owensboro Times

The Kentucky Wesleyan College men’s tennis team kicked off its new era in style Wednesday afternoon, defeating Oakland City University by a tally of 7-2 in the Panthers first match in nearly 20 seasons. The women’s team opened its season with a 6-3 win over Oakland City.

MEN’S SINGLES
1. Jacob Hughen (OCU) def. Evan Morton (KWC) 6-4, 6-2
2. Adan Cano (KWC) def. Kaleb Knepp (OCU) 6-3, 6-2
3. Jose Ruiz (KWC) def. Jonathan Holsapple (OCU) 7-5, 6-0
4. Kevin Giron (KWC) def. Trent Bowman (OCU) 6-1, 6-2
5. John Sawyer (KWC) def. Carlos Steward (OCU) 6-2, 7-5
6. Vincient Whatley (KWC) def. James White (OCU) by forfeit

MEN’S DOUBLES
1. Hughen/Knepp (OCU) def. Morton/Cano (KWC) 8-5
2. Ruiz/Giron (KWC) def. White/Holsapple (OCU) by default
3. Sawyer/Whatley (KWC) def. Bowman/Steward (OCU) 8-4

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WOMEN’S SINGLES
1. Jenna Payne (KWC) def. Elise Thomason (OCU) 9-7
2. Morgan Hamilton (OCU) def. Liz Clayton (KWC) 8-6
3. Mallory Damin (KWC) def. Chelsea Doty (OCU) 8-6
4. Precious Lee (KWC) def. Hannah Wilson (OCU) 8-3
5. Sarah Smith (KWC) def. Jailyn Brantley (OCU) 8-5
6. Abigail Massengale (OCU) def. Emily Hare (KWC) 8-2

WOMEN’S DOUBLES
1. Payne/Clayton (KWC) def. Thomason/Hamilton (OCU) 8-4
2. Damin/Lee (KWC) def. Doty/Wilson (OCU) 8-3
3. Whetstone/Brantley (OCU) def. Smith/Sampson (KWC) by default

September 6, 2018 | 1:53 am

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