Bethany, WV – The Geneva College women’s tennis team has hit its mid-season stride with a four game winning streak. The Golden Tornadoes dispatched Bethany on Wednesday by the score of 8-1. During its four game streak, Geneva has outscored its opponents 29-5. The Golden Tornadoes improved to 6-4 on the season, including a 5-2 mark against PAC foes.
The match started with Geneva sweeping three doubles matches including a pair of 8-0 victories by the #1 and #3 doubles teams. Amy Weller and Ashlyn Mallison were taken to the limit in #2 doubles but came out on the winning side by the count of 9-7.
The Golden Tornadoes won five of six singles matches with each match consisting of a ten-game pro set. Chelsea Cover and Kara Zimmerman, Geneva’s #1 doubles team, each picked up victories in singles. Maura McLaughlin and Bethany Ragonesi, the #3 doubles team, each won singles matches in impressive fashion. McLaughlin cruised to a 10-1 victory while Ragonesi posted the only shut-out of the day in singles at 10-0. Ashlyn Mallison also picked up a singles victory by the count of 10-1.
Geneva will go right back to the road on Thursday when it travels to Pittsburgh to take on Chatham University. Geneva defeated Chatham 6-3 in the season opener back on September 1st. The Golden Tornadoes won’t return home until an October 10th homecoming meeting with Waynesburg.
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 students have the opportunity each summer to attend Au Sable Institute of Environmental Studies to develop practical methods of caring for the environment.