Fort Hays State Tennis opened its 2019-20 season on Saturday (Sept. 7) at the FHSU Tennis Courts against Hastings College. The Tigers claimed all nine matches on the afternoon, producing a final score of 7-0 in the match.
The Tigers swept doubles play all by scores of 6-1. Ellea Ediger and Natalie Lubbers teamed at the No. 1 position, Macy Moyers and Sydney McAdoo teamed in the No. 2 slot, and Kimberly Stone and Grace Holgerson teamed at No. 3. With the sweep, the Tigers earned the one team point given for doubles play.
Fort Hays State swept all the singles matches in straight sets. Lubbers (No. 1), Moyers (No. 2), and Ediger (No. 3) allowed no more than one point in their matches. Lubbers defeated Megan Petr, winning the first set 6-1 before Petr had to retire from the match due to illness. Moyers claimed her match 6-0, 6-1 over Megan Waterhouse. Ediger defeated Theresa Price 6-1, 6-0.
At the No. 4 position, Sydney McAdoo had to win the first set 6-4 over Hannah Theisen before posting a 6-0 shutout in the second set. Stone defeated Madelyn Redding 6-1, 6-1 at the No. 5 position. Holgerson won at No. 6 by scores of 6-3 and 6-2.
Fort Hays State heads to Pueblo, Colorado next weekend (Sept. 13-14) for three matches against Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference teams. The Tigers will face MSU-Denver, Colorado Mesa, and CSU-Pueblo.