It’s official, the No. 26 Sonoma State women’s tennis team is on fire.
With the threat of having the match cancelled due to the rain, the Seawolves stepped out under the clear sky and kept shining on the court, cruising to a 5-1 victory against Concordia-Irvine on Thursday at the Sonoma State tennis courts.
With its victory against Concordia-Irvine the Seawolves are one of three teams left in their conference with an undefeated record.
This win pushes the women to a perfect 8-0 record, while the Eagles now stand at 3-6.
Junior, Hillary Fazekas, started the team off strong with a win early of 6-2, 6-3 at No. 6 singles match. With such a strong start to the match, Fazekas kept fans anxious and hopeful for what was to come.
Junior communications major Savannah Hanoum was in the crowd on this unforgettable Thursday. “I have always had faith in this team” said Hanoum, “They make it so easy to be a fan because time after time they never fail to disappoint.”
Hanoum, along with many other excited fans, sat and watched with anticipation as junior Kaitlyn Haithcock and sophomore Amanda Zuidema picked up right where Fazekas left off. Dropping their opponents in straight sets.
Preparation in practice led to Haithcock’s outstanding play on the court
“It just goes to show you that hard work and effort really do pay off,” said Haithcock. “I may never get those countless hours of practice and preparation back, but I would not trade it for anything in the world.”
Freshman Jensyn Warren continued to wow on the court gaining her 15th straight victory, while jumping her staggering record to 17-1. With a 7-6 and 7-5 victorynot only did Warren set recordsherself but this win put the Seawolves up 4-0.
After a disappointing loss by Karlee Budge, the fate of the team relied on junior Jordyn Kearney. It was up to her to make or break this match in order to keep her team undefeated.
“I wanted to win it so badly. Not only for me, but for my teammates, my coach and our fans. Winning is a team effort but needs to be solo at times,” said Kearney.
After a 10-point tiebreaker Kearney got the 11-9 win, making her season score 11-3.
The Sonoma State women’s tennis team is in for a fun ride if they continue to perform the way they have been. The Seawolves will now gun for a perfect 10-0 against Stanislaus State Saturday at the Sonoma State tennis courts.