Beaver Falls, PA – The rain and wind on Monday afternoon could not dampen the spirits of the Geneva College women’s tennis team. Even more important, the elements could not derail the Golden Tornadoes as they posted their third consecutive victory with a 6-1 victory over Washington & Jefferson. The victory moved Geneva to 5-4 on the season as it jumped over the .500 mark for the first time since a 1-0 record following the season opener.
While the rain did hamper the six singles matches, the three doubles contests went off without a hitch. Geneva swept the doubles action with all three matches going the Golden Tornadoes’ way by scores of 8-5, 8-2 and 8-6.
Rain postponed #1 and #5 singles, but Geneva did manage to win three of the other four singles matches. Kara Zimmerman won her match by a convincing 6-0, 6-1 count. Teammate Maura McLaughlin had an even easier time with a straight set 6-0, 6-0 victory. Finally, Havilah Mohler picked up a victory in #6 singles by the scores of 6-4, 6-4.
The Golden Tornadoes will head to Bethany on Wednesday and Chatham on Thursday for back to back PAC contests.
Geneva College is a comprehensive Christian college of the arts, sciences and professional studies. Founded in the tradition of the Reformed Christian faith, Geneva prepares students to serve Christ in all areas of society: work, family and the church. Geneva College’s philosophy of education is based on the Foundational Concepts of Christian Higher Education. Geneva is a founding member of the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU).
Geneva graduates pass the test for teacher certification in elementary education (Praxis II) at over a 99% rate in the first attempt–one of the highest pass rates in Pennsylvania.