Manchester Defeats Earlham for First Win Since 2017

Manchester Defeats Earlham for First Win Since 2017

NORTH MANCHESTER, Ind. - The Manchester women's tennis team earned a big win on Saturday afternoon, defeating Earlham College 9-0 for its first win since October 2017.

The Spartans snapped a 22-match skid with a decisive 9-0 triumph against the visiting Earlham College Quakers. 

Karly Eichenauer (North Manchester, Ind./Manchester) and Morgan Brazo (Mentone, Ind./Tippecanoe Valley) started Saturday's match with an 8-0 win at No. 1 doubles.  Kaitlyn Burger (Syracuse, Ind./Fairfield) and Maddy Russow (Logansport, Ind./Logansport) added an 8-1 win at No. 2 doubles.

In singles action, Karly Eichenauer was leading her No. 1 singles opponent Alex Swank 6-4, 5-0 before Swank retired.  Morgan Brazo won 6-2, 6-1 at the No. 2 flight.  Kaitlyn Burger earned a 6-2, 6-0 decision at No. 3 singles.  Maddy Russow wrapped up the Spartan victory with a 6-0, 6-0 victory at the No. 4 slot.

The Spartans earned forfeit victories and No. 3 doubles and No. 5 and 6 singles.

Manchester (1-6, 1-2 HCAC) will travel to Indiana-South Bend on September 24 for a 5:30 pm match. Earlham (0-3, 0-2 HCAC) will host Miami-Middletown tomorrow at Noon.