Loras drops three at home
Tue, Sep. 13, 2011 - [Women's Tennis]

The Loras College women's tennis team continues their youth movement as they continue developing many of their young players on a roster that consists of only one senior.


This past weekend the team had a quick turn-around with a double-header on Saturday and another match on Sunday.


The women played a tough stretch of three conference opponents in Simpson, Central, and Coe College, losing all three of the matches.

Against Simpson each athlete was able to win a few games, but could not close on their opposition in the end. Senior Ale Ruales, had the closest game as the number one singles competitor for Loras, taking her second set to force a tiebreaker, losing 7-5.


The three doubles matches ended in losses for the team at 8-3, 8-4, and 8-2, respectively.


Loras' most competitive dual was against Central College as they were able to push a few matches to the third set.


Ale Ruales started out the day against Central with a 3-6 victory but then dropped the next set 6-4 before playing a back-and-forth game before losing 10-7 in the final set.


The bright spot for the team came from sophomore Est Mungai who took the 6thsingles match and after dropping her first match 1-6 came back firing to win convincingly 6-3 and 10-1.


Going into Sunday with two losses behind them from Saturday the team did not fare much better against Coe.


The Duhawks managed to win a total of nine games throughout the nine match-ups, with their best chance coming from Caroline Rainey.


Loras' record now falls to 1-9, and 0-5 in conference. The women get just about a week's worth of rest and practice to prepare for their next match-up September 20, at 3:30 pm at St. Ambrose University.