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      Tennis: Women snap losing streak

      Sonya Narla

      Issue date: 4/10/09 Section: Sports
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      Marta Worwag's No. 1 singles win helped the Spartans end their nine-game losing streak against Wooster.
      Media Credit: Denton Zhou
      Marta Worwag's No. 1 singles win helped the Spartans end their nine-game losing streak against Wooster.

      Not only did the women's tennis team break their nine-match losing streak on April 3, but they did so against Northeast Ohio rival the College of Wooster. In the 5-3 victory, the Spartans won No. 1 through No. 3 singles and all of the doubles matches. The Spartans' impressive play even reflected in the losses; freshman Svetlana Villano lost in a closely contested match against Wooster's B. Flynn 6-4, 6-4.

      Marta Worwag snagged a key win at No. 1 singles against the Fighting Scots' junior Elissa Lauber. Lauber is no easy opponent; she has received honorable mention on the All-North Coast Athletic Conference team in the past. Nevertheless, Worwag snapped up the win 4-6, 6-3, 10-5. Worwag, who finished the 2008 season with a 6-5 singles record, is a team leader and fierce competitor. Worwag also managed a second win of the day in No. 1 doubles with Cheyenne Chambers against Wooster's Lauber and Kelsey Jenkins. Chambers won in her No. 2 singles match for her second win of the day. Wooster coach Lori Shulman said, "Doubles will be a key for us. You can't win without taking at least one or two of the doubles." With Chambers and Worwag consolidating back-to-back singles and doubles wins, as well as the impressive contributions from the rest of the squad, the Spartans were able to quash Wooster's hopes for doubles or singles wins.

      Despite the exciting matches against Wooster, the women's team went on to play Walsh University on April 4 and came out with a 9-0 loss as they were unable to win any of the matches. The Spartans look to start a winning streak when they play Allegheny College on April 15.

      The men's tennis team lost to No. 18 DePauw University on April 3, with Allen Ye and Adam Erickson coming out with the only win at No. 2 doubles. However, the Spartans pulled back on top in the match against Mercyhurst College for an overall win of 7-2. Ye, Erickson, and Paul Smetona all won their respective singles and doubles matches.
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