Wooster Opens Spring Season With Setback to Otterbein

Lauren Gilliss
Lauren Gilliss

The College of Wooster women's tennis team made its spring debut on Thursday night inside on the Scot Center courts, but playing against a squad in Otterbein University that already had three spring matches under its belt, the Fighting Scots lack of match play may have hurt as they fell by a 9-0 count.

Despite the setback, Wooster (1-3) had several positive results to build on, especially in singles action. At the sixth position, Lauren Gilliss split 6-2 sets with her opponent before dropping a super tiebreaker, 10-5, while first-year teammates Catherine Christian and Rose Chiumento competed well atop the lineup. Christian won five games before settling for a 6-3, 6-2 setback at No. 1 and Chiumento took four off her foe in a 6-2, 6-2 loss at No. 2.

The Scots will look to bounce back Saturday when they play at John Carroll University.