EARLHAM BEATS IU EAST
September 17, 2013Earlham College Broadcast Sports
RICHMOND, Ind. — The Earlham College women's tennis team pulled out a tight match on Monday as the Quakers defeated Indiana-University East 5-4.
Earlham held a 2-1 advantage after the doubles action on the EC Courts. For the Quakers, Olivia Engle and Claire Welsh won 8-5 over Paige Froman and Chelsea Helms at the No. 1 spot. Jessica Childs and Vesta Davis beat Brittany Hethcox and Jordyn Bowman 8-6 at No. 3.
For the Red Wolves in the No. 2 position, Cheltsi Hinners and Kristian Ketron took care of Annie Foley and Jordyn Grimes 8-4.
In singles play for Earlham, Welsh defeated Hinners 6-1, 6-0 at No. 2. At No. 4, Childs won 6-1, 3-6, 1-0 (10-5) over Ketron. Foley beat Estes 6-0, 6-1 at No. 6.
IU-East also won three singles affairs. At the top spot, Froman defeated Engle 6-1, 6-4. At No. 3, Helms beat Grimes 6-1, 6-1. Hethcox got by Davis in the fifth position, 6-3, 6-2.
The Quakers (2-0) entertain Hanover College on Wednesday. Earlham's Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference opener gets underway at 4 p.m.
IU-East (0-4) plays at Glen Miller Park on Thursday against Indiana Wesleyan at 4 p.m.