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Women’s Tennis Drops Season Opener to Franciscan

Ashtyn Morris (Photo Courtesy of Dustin Johnson '24)
Ashtyn Morris (Photo Courtesy of Dustin Johnson '24)

STEUBENVILLE, Ohio – The Baldwin Wallace University fell to non-conference opponent Franciscan University by a final score of 7-2 on the Belleview Courts. 

BW (0-1) trailed 3-0 after doubles play. The duo of senior All-OAC and Academic All OAC Ashtyn Morris (Salem) and sophomore All-OAC Gabriela Heideman (Doylestown/Wadsworth) came up just short at No.1 doubles with a score of 8-7 (7-4).

Morris picked up a victory at No. 1 singles with scores of 6-1 and 6-4. Heideman was also able to secure the victory at No. 2 singles with scores of 6-1 and 6-1. Franciscan (1-0) was able to win the other four singles matches. Freshman Hanna LeMaster (Avon) nearly took the No. 5 singles to three sets but ultimately fell by scores of 6-1 and 7-5.

The Yellow Jackets return to action on Saturday, September 11 when they host non-conference opponent Adrian (Mich.) College in their home opener at 1:00 p.m. on the Pop Collins Tennis Courts.