Quakers lose two in tri-match
WC falls to Indiana Tech, Wittenberg
September 10, 2011
Justin Arehart opened his collegiate career at the No. 1 singles position.
SPRINGFIELD — Wilmington College opened the fall tennis season with losses to Indiana Tech and Wittenberg in tri-match play at Wittenberg Saturday afternoon.
“The team worked very hard today,” Wilmington head coach Kara Grasty said. “We talked about things we need to improve upon, and I am very optimistic about this team’s ability to make that improvement.”
The Quakers dropped both matches by 9-0 counts, but Grasty said there were individual and collective highlights. On that list was freshman Justin Arehart (Wilmington), who opened his collegiate career at the No. 1 singles position.
“Justin really stepped up today,” Grasty said. “For a freshman, he showed a lot of confidence and poise. He is a very good athlete. He just needs to learn more about the strategy of tennis. When he does that, he is going to be a good college player.”