Scots Take One Point Off Nationally-Ranked Opponent

Lauren Gilliss
Lauren Gilliss

Lauren Gilliss secured a point for The College of Wooster, but No. 30 ranked Oberlin College withstood a strong effort from the Fighting Scots to prevail 8-1 in the North Coast Athletic Conference East Division tilt inside the Scot Center Wednesday.

After being swept in the doubles competition for a 3-0 deficit, Wooster (7-8, 0-1 NCAC East) put up significant resistance during singles play. Gilliss swept her opponent at No. 6 singles for a 6-2, 6-4 victory as the senior won her third consecutive match to improve to a team-best 10-5 on the season.

At No. 1 singles, the Scots' Catherine Christian nearly took the second set against one of Oberlin's (14-4, 1-0 NCAC East) two regionally-ranked players, but Farah Leclercq, currently No. 8 within the Central Region, hung on for a 6-1, 7-5 triumph.

Wooster will continue divisional play on Saturday as it hosts Allegheny College (8-2, 1-0 NCAC East) at 1 p.m.