Seawolf women’s tennis split week’s matchups

The Sonoma State University women’s tennis team hoped to catch four victories in last week’s matchups to keep its record on the right track. 

In match one on Wednesday afternoon, the Seawolves faced the No. 4 ranked Hawaii Pacific University. The Seawolves’ lineup consisted of Jensyn Warren, Amanda Zuidema, Clarisa Colling, Carolyn Brooner, Jenna DeTurk, Katherine Long and Hannah Highsmith. 

In the opening doubles matches, the women’s team was able to secure two out of the three matches. Brooner and DeTurk were successful in their doubles match by a score of (8-7(7-5)), as well as Highsmith and Long who won their doubles match by a score of 8-5. 

Going into singles play, only two Seawolves were able to come out of their matches with victories. DeTurk was able to win her single five matchup in three sets (4-6, 7-5, 17-15) and Long scored her win in just two sets (6-4, 6-2). 

In the end, the Seawolves battled hard but came out with a 5-4 loss to the Sharks, which dropped their overall record to 8-3. Coming off Wednesday’s loss, the Seawolves hoped to catch momentum back in a doubleheader on Friday afternoon against Concordia University and Mills College. In match one, against the Concordia Eagles, the Seawolves were able to come out on top at the end of the match with a score of 8-1. In doubles matchups, the Seawolves caught fire early and won all of their three doubles matchups. The Seawolves also carried on their momentum by going on to take five of the six singles matches, lead by the efforts of Warren and Zuidema. 

Later that day, the Seawolves prepared for their second game of the doubleheader as they prepared to face the Cyclones of Mills College. The Seawolves came out strong for the second game of the doubleheader series by picking up a strong 9-0 sweep over the Cyclones. The Seawolves wasted no time with taking the offensive by securing three wins in all their doubles matches by a score of 8-0. 

In singles play, the Seawolves seemed unstoppable by defeating all of their opposing challengers with a score of 6-0, 6-0. The Seawolves pulled off a solid sweep in the double-header on Friday, bringing their overall record to 10-3 on the season. 

The Seawolves would conclude their weekend series by squaring off on Sunday afternoon against division one opponent University of Nevada at the SSU tennis courts. The Seawolves came into this match hoping to end the weekend series on a big win. 

In the opening sets of the match, the Seawolves fell behind the WolfPack from the early going by dropping all three of the double matches in the early sets. Seawolf players Warren and Zuidema played a contested doubles match, almost pulling off the upset, but fell short in the last set (8-7). In singles play, the Seawolves continued to battle back with the efforts of Warren, Zuidema, and Brooner, who all came up with victories in their singles matches against University of Nevada players. 

Warren came away in her victory with a score of (6-4, 5-7, 10-8) in her match.  Zuidema also came up victorious with a score of (6-2, 3-6, 10-7), and Brooner won her match with a score of (7-5, 6-3). 

The Seawolves played a competitive match, but came up short with a final score of 6-3. This brings the Seawolves overall record to 10-4. 

The Sonoma State women’s tennis team is scheduled next to play against the Stanislaus State Warriors in Turlock on Sunday.