Wooster Upends NAIA’s Taylor, 7-2

Rachel Mole
Rachel Molé

The College of Wooster continued its late season push, as it won its third match in its last five, this time against NAIA program Taylor (Ind.) University by a 7-2 count on Saturday afternoon at the D.J. Hard Memorial Tennis Courts.

The match-up was more competitive than the score indicates, as five of the six singles matches either went to three sets or needed a tiebreaker to decide an earlier set, but each time the Fighting Scots (5-11) prevailed.

The most highly-contested battle might have come at No. 2 singles, where Rachel Molé triumphed 6-3, 4-6, 6-4. Rose Chiumento also won a tough one at No. 4 singles, as she dropped the opening set (4-6), but closed out the match 6-3, 6-2. Also needing three sets to claim victory was Elizabeth Brewington, who used a dominant third set to notch a 6-2, 6-7 (7-2), 6-1 win.

Morgan Wagers and Bonnie Salmeron also won their singles matches at the third- and fifth-spots, respectively.

Earlier in doubles, Catherine Christian and Molé won for the 10th time this season at the top spot in the lineup, 8-5, while the relatively new pairing of Melanie Chin and Brewington cruised 8-1 over their opponent at three doubles.

Wooster will get back to North Coast Athletic Conference East Division action on Wednesday when they visit Kenyon College (7-7, 0-0 NCAC East) at 4:30 p.m.