Women’s tennis back in swing in time for SUNYACs championships

The Oswego State women’s tennis team recorded their first win of the season over the visiting SUNY Brockport Golden Eagles on Saturday, Oct. 3, winning 6-3.

In their two previous matches, the Lakers suffered heartbreak losses, losing 5-4 to both SUNY Fredonia and SUNY Plattsburgh. However, the team looked beyond their past matches and came to win, bringing their record to 1-7.

"We were really excited and pumped before the game," senior Tiarra Garrow said. "We really wanted to win this one."

Garrow was the standout player of the match, winning both her singles and doubles matches. Garrow paired up with senior Christine Burkhart, and the pair beat their opponents, 8-3. Garrow then defeated Brockport’s top singles player, freshman Katelyn Richenberg ,6-2, 6-0.

Burkhart added another point to the board after winning the first set against Golden Eagle Katelyn Broderick 6-3, who then had to withdraw due to a knee injury.

Senior Jenna When split sets, but beat her opponent in a tiebreaker to help out the Lakers.

Senior Michele Hierholzer added two points for Oswego State with her singles win 7-5, 6-4, along with her doubles win with junior Vicky Kulczak.

"People really stepped up today," head coach Erin Skaradek said. "I think we were just sick of losing."

The women’s tennis team will return home for their final home match of the year against Roberts Wesleyan College on Oct. 14 at 3 p.m.