WC opens with loss to Wittenberg

Veite gets win for Wilmington

September 14, 2010

Wilmington College opened the fall tennis season with an 8-1 loss to Wittenberg on the Lady Quakers’ courts Tuesday afternoon.

“For only practicing for four days, I felt the team competed very well against a very good Wittenberg team,” Wilmington head coach Jessie Loeffelholz said. “Every day, we get better. The team has a great work ethic and works hard in practice to make everyone better.”

Jessica Veite (Loveland) picked up Wilmington’s lone win. The junior was a 6-4, 6-3 winner over Anne Beauch at the No. 3 singles position.

“Jessica picked up where she left off this past spring,” Loeffelholz said. “She worked hard in every point. She had a very good day.”

Veite and Michelle Reiber (Jamestown/Greeneview) had a solid match at No. 2 doubles before losing to Beauch and Emma Bilyeu, 5-8.

“Jessica and Michelle played a good match,” Loeffelholz said. “They are making the transition from No. 3 doubles. They work well together.”

In other doubles play, Jessica VanWinkle (Vickery/Floyd Central, Ind.) and Marie Granstrom (Burtrask, Vasterbotten, Sweden/Adalsskolan) dropped their No. 1 match to Leah Ann Miller and Jayne Miely, 0-8. At the No. 3 position, Lisa Brady (Pickerington/Pickerington North) and Jordan VanWinkle (Vickery/Port Clinton) dropped a  1-8 decision to Alexandra Cummins and Maggie Stewart.

On the singles court, Granstrom was defeated by Miller, 0-6, 0-6, at No. 1. At the No. 2 spot, Jessica VanWinkle lost to Miely, 1-6, 0-6. Reiber was defeated by Cummins, 0-6, 2-6, at No. 4. At No. 5 singles, Brady dropped a 0-6, 2-6 decision to Jackie Stevens. Holly Grady (Beavercreek/Xenia Christian) lost to Stewart at No. 6 singles, 3-6, 1-6.

“Overall, I thought the team worked hard and played well. We will get back to practice and continue to work on improving every day,” Loeffelholz said.





Wilmington vs. WITTENBERG

Tuesday, September 14, 2010 Final
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
4:30 PM until 7:30 PM