Bod Brief: Women’s tennis ends losing skid with win over Lopers


Kyle Manthe

Sophomore Marta Torres (left) and junior Svea Crohn (right) smile after a point Mar. 26, 2022. Torres and Crohn won their doubles match 6-0.

Coming into the match with a seven-game losing streak, Washburn women’s tennis bounced back in a big way with a 4-3 win over No. 25 University of Nebraska at Kearney.

The match also served as the conference opener for the Ichabods after finishing 4-8 in non-conference play.

In doubles competition, sophomore Marta Torres and junior Svea Crohn finished first, claiming a 6-0 win from the third position. From there, the freshman pair of Lara Schmid and Isabella Martensson finished on the opposite end of a 6-0 decision on court one.

Junior Kinsey Fields and sophomore Maja Jung lost a close 7-5 match from the second position to give the Lopers a 1-0 lead in the match.

Jung responded quickly in singles play, as the first to finish her two-set match, winning both from the second position.

Nebraska at Kearney responded with a pair of two-set wins from the third and fourth positions with Martensson and Crohn on the losing end of each respectively.

Washburn made its run from there, beginning with a comeback two-set win from Schmid on court five and a three-set victory from Torres in the first position to tie the match.

After dropping the first set, sophomore Cadence Lynn came back to win the final two sets of her court six match to claim the 4-3 victory for the Ichabods.

Washburn moved to 5-8 after the win and will have a chance to start a winning streak with a match against Fort Hays State March 27.

Edited by: Glorianna Noland