The University of Mary Washington women's tennis team swept a 5-0 decision from Grove City College on Friday at the Battleground in the first round of the NCAA Division III National Tournament. The Eagles improve to 16-7 on the season, and will advance to face Vassar College on Saturday at 2:00 p.m. in the NCAA Second Round.
On Friday, the Eagles cruised through doubles, with Cassie Bowman and Anna Richman winning at three doubles, 8-1, followed by the two doubles tandem of Lindsay Raulston and Casey Malcolm, who won 8-0. Michelle Meadows and Jocelyn Lewis made it a sweep of doubles, winning 8-3 at one.
In singles, UMW won the first set at all six singles matches, with Bowman winning, 6-0, 6-0 at three, and Malcolm clinched the match at six, winning 6-0, 6-3.
Mary Washington 9, Grove City 0
1. Lindsay Raulston (UMW) def. Stacy Moon (GRO) 6-2, 3-1
2. Michelle Meadows (UMW) def. Megan Bennett (GRO) 6-2, 4-1
3. Cassie Bowman (UMW) def. Christina Bedi (GRO) 6-0, 6-0
4. Alex Ritter (UMW) def. Reena Barnett (GRO) 6-0, 3-1
5. Jocelyn Lewis (UMW) def. Caroline McGuire (GRO) 6-1, 1-1
6. Casey Malcolm (UMW) def. Emily Buurma (GRO) 6-0, 6-3
1. Michelle Meadows/Jocelyn Lewis (UMW) def. Stacy Moon/Megan Bennett (GRO) 8-3
2. Casey Malcolm/Lindsay Raulston (UMW) def. Reena Barnett/Caroline McGuire (GRO) 8-0
3. Cassie Bowman/Anna Richman (UMW) def. Christina Bedi/Lauren Troxel (GRO) 8-1
Grove City 12-8
Mary Washington 16-7
Order of finish: Doubles (3,2,1); Singles ()