Women’s tennis opens 18-19 season at Franklin Doubles tourney

Yunjoo Shin

FRANKLIN, Ind. – The Earlham women's tennis team opened up its 2018-19 season on Sunday at the Franklin College Doubles Invitational against Oakland City, Thomas More and Franklin College. 

Seven Quakers made their debut in the first matches against Oakland City. First years Anna Hahn and Abby Stewart earned their first collegiate victory at the first doubles position with a 9-8 (7-5) victory over Oakland City's top doubles team.

The second round against Thomas More was highlighted by the performances of the Quakers' top doubles teams. The first doubles team of Anna Hahn and junior Yunjoo Shin and second doubles team of freshman Abi Smith and Abby Stewart each earned three games against Thomas More.

In the final match against Franklin College, the second doubles team of Yunjoo Shin and Abby Stewart and third doubles team of freshman Ari Sanchez Villalpando and Kathryn Hulleman had the most competitive matches, with both teams losing 4-8.

The Quakers return to action this Friday, Sept. 7, when the Quakers head to Bexley, Ohio, to compete in their first dual match of the season against Capital University.

Complete results follow:

Round 1 vs. Oakland City
Anna Hahn/Abby Stewart vs. OCWT #1 – W 9-8 (7-5)
Abi Smith/Yunjoo Shin vs. OCWT #2 – L 7-9
Kathryn Hulleman/Julie Menke vs. OCWT #3 – L 1-8
Ari Sanchez Villilpando/Lan Phan vs. OCWT #4 – L 4-8
Zijia Liu/Tsitsi Makufa vs. OCWT #5 – L 3-8 

Round 2 vs. Thomas More
Anna Hahn/Yunjoo Shin vs. TMWT #1 – L 3-8
Abi Smith/Abby Stewart vs. TMWT #2 – L 3-8
Ari Sanchez Villalpando/Kathryn Hulleman vs. TMWT #3 – L 1-8
Julie Menke/Tsitsi Makufa vs. TMWT #4 – L 1-8
Zijia Liu/Lan Phan vs. TMWT #5 – L 2-8 

Round 3 vs Franklin College
Anna Hahn/Abi Smith vs. FCWT #1 – L 1-8
Yunjoo Shin/Abby Stewart vs. FCWT #2 – L 4-8
Ari Sanchez Villalpando/Julie Menke vs. FCWT #3 – L 4-8
Kathryn Hulleman/Lan Phan vs. FCWT #4 – L 2-8