CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - The Coe College women's tennis team dropped a pair of matches to Kalamazoo and Carleton Sunday in the first two matches of the spring season for the Kohawks.
In the first match of the day, Kalamazoo took a 2-1 lead after doubles play. At number one doubles, Maria Franco and Sabrina Dass beat Lauren French (Raleigh, N.C./North Raleigh Christian) and Sarah Lasecki (Cedar Rapids, Iowa/Kennedy) 8-3. Coe's win came at number two, as Haley Resnick (Bettendorf, Iowa/Assumption) and Haruki Omoto (Setagaya-ku, Japan/Waseda University) beat Laura Hanselman and Sonal Bahl 8-6. At number three doubles, Alexandria Oswalt and Isabella Russo beat Kaitlin Fosler (Lincoln, Neb./Pius X) and Tori Montoya (Westminster, Colo./Holy Family) 8-5.
Resnick was a 6-0, 4-6, 7-5 winner over Franco at number one singles, while French picked up a 6-3, 5-7, 10-7 win over Dass at number two singles. The Hornets won the final four singles matches to clinch the victory. At number three, Hanselman downed Lasecki 6-2, 6-2, while Eloise Germic beat Omoto 6-0, 6-4 at number four singles. Siani Johnson was a 6-2, 6-1 winner over Fosler at number five singles, while Oswalt beat Lakyn Boltz (Keokuk, Iowa/Keokuk) 6-1, 6-0 at number six singles.
Coe trailed 2-1 after doubles in the nightcap against 38th-ranked Carleton. Resnick and French earned an 8-5 win over Danielle Vasilliev and Caitlin Shea at number one doubles. Lasecki and Omoto dropped an 8-0 decision at number two doubles to Iman Qureshi and Madeline Prins, while Fosler and Boltz also lost 8-0 at number three doubles to Caitlin Eichten and Kristina Conrad.
Vasiliev beat Resnick 6-4, 0-6, 10-6 at number one singles, while Qureshi beat French 6-0, 6-1 at number two singles. Zoe Park beat Lasecki 6-0, 6-0 at number three singles, while Shea downed Omoto 6-0, 6-0 at number four singles. Fosler dropped a 6-3, 6-4 match to Alana Danieu at number five singles, while Prins beat Montoya 6-0, 6-0 at number six singles.
The Kohawks (9-3) return to action on March 5 for a pair of matches in Orlando, Fla. Coe will play a total of five matches over spring break in the Orlando area.