Women’s tennis team sweep season openers

The Sonoma State University women’s tennis team opened its season with matches against opponents Stanislaus State and Holy Names University last weekend. 

The Seawolves were coming into this new season ranking No. 18 in Division ll women’s tennis. The team hoped to take advantage of home court and use it against its visitors. 

Saturday morning, Stanislaus State traveled up to face the Seawolves. It started off just how the Seawolves had hoped to start the season opener, as they swept the opposing opponents 9-0. 

The Seawolves’ lineup consisted of Jensyn Warren, Amanda Zuidema, Carolyn Brooner, Clarisa Colling, Jenna DeTurk, and Katherine Long. 

Each player won her singles matches 6-0, while also a getting a clean sweep in doubles matches 3-0 as well. 

The matches on Saturday afternoon showed great promise by the women’s team as it closed out all of their matches in two sets. 

Clarissa Colling was the only teammate that needed a third tie-breaking set, but was able to get the job done. After a great season opener, the Seawolves hoped to carry their momentum back out to the SSU courts on Sunday afternoon to take on visiting Holy Names University. 

The Seawolves came out hot just as they did in the day before, coming out with another 9-0 victory, which includes three wins in the double matchups as well. Warren, Zuidema, Brooner, Colling, DeTurk, and Long were in Saturday’s lineup. 

The Seawolves played great all together as a unit on Sunday afternoon, securing another sweep against back-to-back opponents. 

Carolyn Brooner was the only Seawolf that was not able to close out her match in just two sets, but she still had the tenacity to secure the tie-breaking third set to pick up the victory. 

The Seawolves also showed great promise in doubles competition, as Jensen and Zuidema paired up to defeat Ernst and Gwaze 8-2. 

Brooner and DeTurk also performed well, as they came out on top against Hernandez and McKean 8-2. 

Long and Colling closed out doubles competition on top against Holy Names, 5-0. 

The Seawolves improved their record to 2-0 on the season and will play next Saturday at 11 a.m. against Dominican University at the SSU tennis courts.