Grand View wins Dutch women’s tennis team

PELLA — Getting a group of players their first games of the season, the Central College women’s tennis team lost a 7-2 decision Wednesday afternoon.

Several Central players (3-3) made their season debuts against the Vikings (1-0), including all five singles players who competed.

“I like these matches because I like to see other players having the chance to play”, coach Ryun Ferrell said. “They play a lot and give us everything they’ve got. They’re playing against some good talent.”

The closest match of the night belonged to Kalina Schubert (second year, Newell, Newell-Fonda HS) in the. 5 singles who lost 6-3, 4-6, 1-0.

“In the beginning, his opponent was coming in and being aggressive,” said Ferrell. “Kalina was able to slow her down and play her type of tennis”

A handful of Dutch players are playing in the ITA Division III Midwest Regional in St. Peter, Minnesota this weekend. Jennifer Larson (second year, Johnson) and Jenna Hernandez (junior, Slater, Ballard HS) will play in the singles bracket. Larson will play with Madi Whalen (freshman, Kansas City, Missouri, Park Hill HS) and Hernandez will play with Alex Griggs (senior, Knoxville) in doubles matches.

“They’re going to face some quality opponents,” Ferrell said. “They will play a lot and represent Central well. We hope to see them win some games.”

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