Men’s and women’s tennis teams sweep William Jewell

Jordyn Wells

Washburn tennis competed this past weekend in a tournament against William Jewell College Sept. 19, hosted at the Washburn Tennis Complex. Both Washburn men’s and women’s teams swept William Jewell 9-0.

The men’s double teams opened the tournament with three wins against William Jewell. Those wins included the tag teams of Alejandro Valarezo Plaza/Blake Hunter with a score of 8-4, Zack Hampton/Matt Barlow taking the win with a score of 8-2 and Trey Horton/Brett White with a score of 8-1.

The men’s singles completion also came away with six wins against William Jewell. In number one singles Plaza took a clean sweep with scores of 6-0, 6-0. Number two singles, Barlow, took wins with scores of 6-0, 6-1.

In the number three singles competition was Hunter taking the win with scores of 6-3, 6-0. Number four doubles, Dario Munoz Poletti, also took away a few wins with scores of 6-1, 6-3.

In the number five singles competition, White won both with scores of 6-1, 6-3. Finally, finishing off the singes competition was Will Agritelley with scores of 6-2, 6-2.

“I think as a team we performed really well, especially considering how many freshman we had playing.  As a team, we are constantly working toward the goal of winning a MIAA Conference Championship,” said Hunter.

The women’s team also competed at the Washburn Tennis Complex taking a 9-0 sweep from the William Jewell.

In the doubles competition, the Ichabod’s came away with three wins. Those teams included the teams of Jodie Blackim/Ally Burr, Gwen Shepler/Maggie Plum, and Laura Shkembi/Makenna Gonzales.

The number 1 doubles team of Blackim/Burr came away with an 8-1 win. The number 2 doubles team of Shepler/Plum took the win with a score of 8-6. Finally, the number three doubles team the consisted of Shkembi/Gonzales brought home the win with the score of 8-2.

The women’s singles teams also claimed six wins to finish off the weekend. Starting off with number one singles was Blackim taking the win with the scores of 7-5, 6-1.

The number two singles was Shkembi, winning her matches with scores of 6-4, 6-4. Next, the number three singles, Plum, battled for the win coming up with scores of 6-1, 5-7, 10-4. Then came the number four singles of Shepler winning her matches with ease, with scores of 6-2, 6-1.

The number five singles, Krause, won her matches with scores of 6-2, 6-3. To finish off the day, the number six singles, Burr, struggled but battled back to claim the win with scores of 0-6, 6-1, 10-7.

“With lots of newcomers to the team this year, it gave them a great first home match experience and definitely something we can build on. This weekend match showed a lot of great things and hopefully we can continue to build on that as we go into our spring season, where a majority of our matches are played,” said Jodie Blackim. 

The Washburn women’s and men’s tennis teams will continue the competition next week with the Alumni Match starting at 9 a.m.