Women’s tennis bows out of HCAC tourney with 5-0 loss to Franklin

Abby Stewart

INDIANAPOLIS – Sixth-seeded Earlham College women's tennis saw its 2018 fall season come to an end with a 5-0 loss to third seed Franklin College, in Friday's second opening round match of the 2018 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) Women's Tennis Championship at the West Indy Racquet Club.

The Quakers (6-8) dropped all three doubles matches, with Earlham coming closest to picking up a win at no. 3 doubles as the tandem of Abby Stewart and Alexandra Swank fought Franklin's Grace Otte and Brianna Hutton to an 8-4 decision.

Moving into singles play, Franklin picked up quick wins at no. 2 singles, where Holyn Eldridge downed Yunjoo Shin, 6-0, 6-1, and at no. 4 singles, and Alexa Schofner's 6-0, 6-1 win over Stewart.

Earlham was making its second straight appearance in the HCAC tournament. The Quakers also fell in the championship's opening round in 2017 with a 5-0 loss to Rose-Hulman.

Franklin advances to Saturday's first semifinal match against the no. 2 seed Transylvania University.

For more information about Earlham women's tennis, visit the online home of Earlham College athletics at www.GoEarlham.com. Fans can also stay up-to-date on the latest Earlham athletics news by following Earlham Quakers on Facebook (Earlham Quakers Athletics), Twitter (@EarlhamQuakers), and Instagram (EarlhamQuakers).