Defiance College of Ohio pays a visit to Manchester University's courts Wednesday, Sept. 21, beginning a three-dual week for the Spartans.
Dual details: MU (3-1 overall, 3-0 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference) and Defiance face off in a 4:30 p.m. first serve.
Spartan Shorts: Sophomore Mariam Aly (Giza, Egypt) and junior Erin Cordill (Zionsville, Ind.) each upped respective singles' win strings to three and did the same at number one doubles Sept. 18, leading Manchester University. Aly, winner of six of her last seven sets with four coming by 6-0 scores, blanked Earlham College's Kaitlin Morgan 6-0, 6-0, at number two. Cordill, who's won six consecutive sets since a season-opening loss to Grace College's top player that went to a superbreaker, rolled 6-3, 6-1 over the Quakers' Arrita Domi at number one. Those two victories were part of all six singles' wins going straight sets. The Spartans' doubles pairings were equally as dominant. Aly-Cordill, juniors Katie Peden (North Manchester, Ind.) and Katy Ashpole (Leesburg, Ind.) and seniors Adriana Brown (Columbia City, Ind.) and Alaina Beckner (Columbia City, Ind.) all claimed 8-0 victories … Coach Eric Christiansen's team, in the midst of the program's best league start since 2007, resumes its weekly slate Saturday, Sept. 24, hosting Franklin College at 10 a.m. and traveling to the University of St. Francis' Swinney Courts in Fort Wayne, Ind., to take on Ohio Northern University Sunday, Sept. 25, at 3 p.m.