Women's Tennis Season Review

Women's Tennis Season Review

Written by Emily Jodway, Sports Information Student Assistant

Alma, Mich. - The Alma College women's tennis team wrapped up the 2018 season on Saturday, April 28. The Scots ended with a 3-15 overall record, 0-8 in the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association. 

Highlights from the season include back-to-back road wins against Manchester University and Defiance College 6-3, where the Scots picked up points in two of the three doubles matches, and the last four singles matches. 

The team will graduate three seniors from the program: Amy Wood (Grand Rapids, Mich. / City High Middle School), Matilda Ennis (Glenside, Mich. / Phil-Mont Christian Academy), and CJ Raymond (Grand Rapids, Mich. / East Grand Rapids). Wood commandeered the No.  5 singles spot this year, earning a 4-3-1 record. She secured the team-best in overall singles wins when she went undefeated in her first six matches of the season. Ennis has held the No. 3 singles spot the last two seasons and took on No. 1 and 2 doubles with Caroline Ross (Sandusky, Mich. / Sandusky) and Brooke Butterfield (Portland, Mich. / Portland) for an overall doubles record of 3-10. 

The team also saw several standout performances from incoming freshmen. Butterfield took over the No. 1 singles spot and played all 16 matches there for a 4-12 record. She took a 5-11 record as a key contributor on the No. 1 doubles team as well. 

Lucy McCarthy teamed up with Butterfield to go 3-8 at No. 1 doubles and compiled a 3-7 in her nine matches at the No. 4 singles spot.