CLAY CENTER -- The Chapman Lady Irish tennis team won 19 of 20 matches at the Clay Center Invitational tennis tournament Saturday to score 48 of 50 possible team points to win the championship.
In the round robin format every team played each other and each tennis player played five matches on the day.
“Our girls played great tennis all day and didn’t leave any doubt that we were the best team there that day,” Coach Derek Berns said, “We were focused and played consistent and dominant tennis all day en route to another team win and numerous individual titles.”
Rachel Sutter took the No. 1 singles title with a, 5-0, record on the day.
Briana Elliott, the No. 2 singles player for the Lady Irish, also finished, 5-0.
The No. 1 doubles team of Brittany Duer and Jessica Heiman went, 5-0, to claim first place.
Katy Fink and Lauren Perry, the No. 2 doubles team, lost one match but finished, 4-1, on the day for second place for the Irish.
“Our team continues to improve everyday and we work diligently on fixing any errors that will help us be even better later in the season, “ Berns said. “Our doubles teams are really meshing with each other and starting to separate themselves from the competition.
“I’m very excited to see us continue to grow and the results will happen later this season.”