GOSHEN, Ind. - In their Crossroads League and season opener, the Goshen College women's tennis team lost to visiting Indiana Wesleyan University 9-0 Tuesday evening.
The Maple Leafs won just five games all night against the Wildcats, who entered the year with an incredible streak of conference wins dating back 23 years.
The best match of the day came in the top singles match as sophomore Anika Baumgartner dropped a competitive first set 6-3.
A tough start for the Maple Leafs (0-1) continues when they host Marian University on Friday. The Knights finished 2011-12 ranked 25th in the nation with a 21-6 record.
Indiana Wesleyan 9, Goshen 0
1. Rachel Heiniger (IWU) def. Anika Baumgartner 6-3, 6-0
2. Katie Wilson (IWU ) def. Lauren Stoltzfus 6-0, 6-0
3. Kristen Futrell (IWU) def. Nikita Zook 6-0, 6-0
4. Courtney Siepman (IWU) def. Mikayla Adamski 6-0, 6-0
5. Gabby D'Aniello (IWU) def. Maddie Ruth 6-1, 6-0
6. Bridget Christner (IWU) def. Rebekah Steiner 6-0, 6-0
1. Andrea Meyering/ Lauren Wilson (IWU) def. Baumgartner/ Ruth 8-0
2. Katie Wilson/ Kim Mella (IWU) def. Zook/ Adamski 8-1
3. Sarah Richert/ Diana Jones (IWU) def. Stoltzfus/ Steiner
Diana Jones (IWU) def. Corine Alvarez 8-0