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Women’s tennis sweeps weekend matches
The Webster University women’s tennis team continued its fall season with wins over Aurora University and Concordia University Chicago on Oct. 2. The team’s record now stands at 6-1.
The day started at Aurora with the Gorloks winning 8-1. Seniors Kate Coen, Allison Tungate and Paige Tungate, junior Lindsey Hays and freshman Marissa Lewis each won their match in singles play.
In doubles, the freshman duo of Izzy Espinoza and Sandra Gutierrez won their doubles match. Webster also received victories in a singles and doubles match by forfeit.
Later in the day, Webster defeated Concordia University Chicago by sweeping the match 9-0. Allison and Paige Tungate, Lewis and Hays recorded their second victories of the day in singles. Freshmen Lauren Hacker and MacKenzie Wilder also won in singles.
In doubles, the Tungate duo won their match, as did Lewis and Espinoza. Hays and her partner, freshman Kathleen Kennedy, also won.
The women’s team will complete its fall schedule with a match against Lindenwood University-Belleville on Oct. 8 at 10 a.m. at the Webster Groves Tennis Center.
Men’s cross-country places eighth at meet
The men’s cross-country team ran to an eighth-place finish out of 10 teams at the Rhodes Invitational on Oct. 1 in Memphis, Tenn. The Gorloks raced against a few NCAA Division I schools, including the University of Central Arkansas and the University of Memphis.
Webster’s top finisher was junior Daniel Henkey with a time of 27:36. He placed 31st overall in the run out of 64 men. Four places behind Henkey was freshman Jason Hickson with a time of 27:51. Senior Tony Morales placed 45th overall, posting a time of 28:38.
The men’s next meet is the Gibson Family Invitational on Oct. 8 in Terre Haute, Ind.
Women’s cross-country takes eighth at meet
The women’s cross-country team finished eighth in a field of 12 teams at the Rhodes Invitational. Sophomore Heather Heisse finished first for Webster for the second consecutive meet. Her time was 24:24, which placed her 24th overall out of 77 runners. Junior Jane McKibben had a time of 24:58, placing her 36th overall.
The women’s team will also be participating in the Gibson Family Invitational on Oct. 8.