Savannah Drew, junior, returns the ball against Missouri Western State University last fall. Photo courtesy of Kyle Rivas.

While the majority of the campus was gone for Spring Break, both the men’s and women’s tennis teams continued with their season.

MAR 16, 2015/ WIN 5-4

WOMEN’S TENNIS at McKendree University:

The William Jewell women’s tennis team earned a 5-4 win against McKendree while on the road. Loree Hazelrigg, senior, earned Jewell’s first singles win of the day at No. 3 singles winning 3-6, 6-1, 6-1.  Sabrine Navarro, sophomore, brought some exciement to the table with a close and personal 1-6, 7-6, 6-4 match win at No. 2 singles.  Claire Mackay, first-year, tied the match 4-4 with a 6-3, 6-1 win at No. 5 singles and Seki Anderson, first-year, earned a win as she slipped by McKendree’s Tori Lindsay 6-4, 6-3 at No. 6 singles.

MAR 17, 2015 / WIN 7-2

WOMEN’S TENNIS at Christian Brothers University (CBU):

Jewell won 7-2 in their match against Christian Brothers University.  In singles competition, Conner Hazelrigg, senior, defeated her opponent 6-2, 6-2 for No. 1 singles.  At No. 2 singles, Navarro fell to Lauren Woog of CBU 6-2, 6-4.  Loree Hazelbrigg for No. 3 singles bested her opponent 6-2, 6-2.  Katy Lehenbauer, senior, also came away with a win for the No. 4 singles 8-0. Mackay kept the winning stretch going in the No. 5 singles defeating her opponent 6-0, 6-1. For No. 6 singles, Anderson topped Melody Mays 6-0, 6-2.  For No. 1’s doubles competition CBU defeated Navarro and Lehenbauer of WJC 8-3.  For No. 2 doubles Conner and Loree Hazelbrigg won their match against Carley Lane and Tyler Napier 8-0.  Savannah Drew, junior, and Mackay finished off the competition by besting Rebecca Johnston and Melody Mays 8-1 in No. 3 doubles.

MAR 18, 2015 / LOSS 2-5

WOMEN’S TENNIS at Harding University:

The women’s tennis team fought hard but came up short against Harding University.  In singles they managed to pick up a win in No. 3’s with Navarro defeating her opponent 6-4, 10-5.  In doubles competition, the Hazelriggs defeated their opponents with a 8-0 victory.

MAR 19, 2015 / LOSS 2-6

WOMEN’S TENNIS at Bellarmine University:

In singles play the Bellarmine Knights won at No. 1, No. 2, No. 4 and No. 5 singles to earn the victory. Navarro was Jewell’s lone singles winner at No. 3.  In No. 2 doubles the Hazelriggs won their match 9-8.  Bellarmine defeated Jewell in No. 1 and 3 doubles.

MAR 21, 2015 / LOSS 4-5

WOMEN’S TENNIS at Lindenwood University:

The women’s tennis team lost in a heart breaker to Lindenwood to cap off the Spring Break games.  Jewell was able to pick up two doubles wins with Conner and Loree Hazelrigg and Lauren Huddlestun, sophomore, and Savannah Drew won at No.1 and No. 2 doubles.  Lindenwood managed to pull out an 8-6 win at No.3 doubles. In singles play, Jewell took a 3-1 lead when Conner Hazelrigg won her match at No. 2 singles 7-6, 6-2.  Lindenwood proceeded to claim the No.3 and No.4 singles matches to make things interesting at 3-3.  Mackay put Jewell back on top with a 6-2, 6-1 win at No. 6 singles.  Lindenwood came away with a win over Drew at No. 1 singles and then slid by at No. 5 singles over Loree Hazelrigg.

MAR 16, 2015/ Loss 1-8

MEN’S TENNIS at McKendree University:

Mckendree was too much for the men’s tennis team as they only came out with one win.  For No. 2 doubles, WJC’s Marc Gärtner, first year, and Isaac Hamilton, junior, came away with Jewell’s lone win 8-4 over their opponents.

MAR 17, 2015 / WIN 8-1

MEN’S TENNIS at Christian Brothers University:

Jewell rebounded from their unlucky four game losing streak as they gained momentum from Michael Rawat, junior, and Dean Pinhas, junior, for an 8-2 win at No. 3 doubles.  Jimmy Hunter, senior, and Amery Clews, sophomore, kept the energy alive with a big 8-1 win at No. 1 doubles.  Hamilton and Gärtner battled for a 9-8 win to keep the winning atmosphere going. Jewell then proceeded to win five of six singles matches with victories coming from Clews, Hunter, Pinhas, Hamilton and AJ Naanep, sophomore.

MAR 18, 2015 / LOSS 0-6

MEN’S TENNIS at Harding University:

Jewell didn’t have any luck against Harding, as they were ultimately blanked; Harding came up with wins at all three doubles spots.  Hunter and Clews lost a tough 8-6 battle at No. 1 doubles and Harding then swept three straight singles matches to earn the win.

MAR 19, 2015 / LOSS 2-5

MEN’S TENNIS at Bellarmine University:

Bellarmine defeated Jewell 5-2 which dropped WJC to 3-8 for the season. Jewell came out of doubles down 1-2 as Gärtner and Hamilton picked up an 8-6 win at No.2 doubles.

Hunter tied the match at 2-2 with a prolific three set victory 7-6, 3-6, 7-5.  Bellarmine won two straight three set matches at No. 1 and No.2 and then finished the match win at No. 5 singles.

MAR 21, 2015 / LOSS 0-9

MEN’S TENNIS at Lindenwood University:

The Cardinal men also ended their Spring Break road trip with a loss to Lindenwood that would drop them to 3-9 for the season.  Lindenwood won all singles and all doubles.

MAR 21, 2015

MEN’S AND WOMEN’S TENNIS against Rockhurst University:

The men’s tennis team lost in GLVC play to Rockhurst University at Clayview Country Club.

The WJC women’s tennis team also lost their GLVC opener to Rockhurst 3-6.  Jewell’s No. 2 and No. 3 doubles pulled off wins of 8-6 and 9-8, while the Cardinals’ lone win in singles came from Huddelstun at No. 4 singles 6-3, 4-6, 10-2.

Both squads look to rebound against their next GLVC opponents, Marysville University for the women and Truman State University for the men.

Freshman Recreation/Sport and Communication major at William Jewell College. Born and raised in Jackson, CA. Sports writer for the Hilltop Monitor. Football player for the William Jewell Cardinals. Kappa Alpha Order member. Bitty Sports instructor and Complex Supervisor for Liberty Parks and Recreation. Dean's List recipient.

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