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Central College Women’s Tennis Pick Up First Win

The Central College women’s tennis team picked up its first win of the spring season on Friday. They surrendered just one loss in an 8-1 victory over Northwestern.

The Dutch got an 8-1 win at #1 doubles from seniors Sara Dale and Stephanie Gibbons and an 8-3 victory at #2 doubles from Emily Swartz and Chelsea Johnson.

At #1 singles, Dale won her third straight match, 6-1, 6-4. Gibbons battled at #2 before taking the third-set tiebreaker 1-0. Swartz, Carissa Bane and Johnson were easy winners at #3, #4 and #5, respectively, and Cairn Reisch won a tiebreaker to claim #6 singles.

The Red Raiders drop to 3-4, snapping a three-game win streak.

The Dutch (1-2 spring) continue tennis action today, facing Simpson College (0-5 spring) at noon at the A.N. Kuyper Athletics Complex courts. Central topped Simpson 8-1 in the regular season before snagging a 7-1 win in the Iowa Conference tournament last fall.