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W. Tennis – JCCC downs Missouri Western in season opener


W. Tennis – JCCC downs Missouri Western in season opener

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – The Johnson County Community College women’s tennis team, ranked sixth in the ITA preseason poll, opened its 2013 season with a 5-4 win at Missouri Western State University earlier this week.  The teams split the singles matches, each winning three matches, but JCCC earned the victory by winning two of the three doubles matches. 

In singles play, Johnson County picked up its three wins from No. 1, No. 2 and No. 4 spots. At No. 1 singles, sophomore Shannon Beckett, the No. 5 ranked community college player entering the season, defeated Denise Chiao in straight sets, 6-0, 6-1. 

At No. 2 singles, sophomore Jean Ochs made also posted a straight set win, defeating Ceara Boldridge, 6-1, 6-3. Last year, Ochs tied a freshman record registering 18 wins with just one loss. Her .947 winning percentage set a new season record. 

At No. 4 singles, sophomore Erika Castillo Lopez quickly disposed of Kayla Dysart, 6-0, 6-1. Castillo Lopez earned a No. 31 ITA singles ranking last fall. 

In doubles play, Johnson County’s No. 1 and No. 2 teams posted easy wins. The No. 1 team of Beckett and Castillo Lopez downed Chiao and Meara Smith, 8-2. Beckett and Castillo Lopez placed third at the ITA Small College Championships last fall. 

Ochs and freshman Lindsay Buenger teamed to win at the No. 2 doubles spot. They defeated Kayla Dysart and Lindsay Beger, 8-3. 

The Lady Cavaliers look to improve to 2-0 when they travel to Baldwin City, Kan., for a match against Baker University. 

Johnson County - 5, Missouri Western - 4
March 5, 2013 at St. Joseph, Mo. (Tennis and Swim Club)

Singles Competition

  1. Shannon Beckett (JCCC) def. Denise Chiao (MWSU) 6-0, 6-3
  2. Jean Ochs (JCCC) def. Ceara Boldridge (MWSU) 6-1, 6-3
  3. Meara Smith (MWSU) def. Lindsay Buenger (JCCC) 6-3, 7-6
  4. Erika Castillo Lopez (JCCC) def. Kayla Dysartt (MWSU) 6-0, 6-1
  5. Lindsay Beger (MWSU) def. Sarah Ong (JCCC) 6-3, 6-3
  6. Alyssa Dougan (MWSU) def. Madi Staats (JCCC), 6-3, 6-2

Doubles Competition

  1. Shannon Beckett & Erika Castillo Lopez (JCCC) def. Denise Chiaoo & Meara Smith (MWSU) 8-2
  2. Jean Ochs & Lindsay Buenger (JCCC) def. Kayla Dysart & Lindsay Beger (MWSU) 8-3
  3. Ceara Boldridge & Alyssa Dougane  (MWSU) def. Sarah Ong & Madi Staats (JCCC)  8-3