LIMESTONE DOWNS CRUSADERS IN CONFERENCE TENNIS ACTION
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
LIMESTONE DOWNS CRUSADERS IN CONFERENCE TENNIS ACTION

Gaffney, S.C.—The North Greenville women’s tennis team continued its conference struggles on Wednesday afternoon, falling to Limestone College 7-2 in Gaffney, South Carolina.


The Crusaders started on a high note, as Susane Lenz and Maggie Elliot established a 1-0 lead for NGU with an 8-5 win over Limestone’s Julia Moreira and Mariane Pinate. The Saints would go on to finish doubles play with a 2-1 lead though, after winning the second and third positions, as Christina Kiessling and Erin Grimsley dropped an 8-5 decision and Aline Ribeiro and Rebecca Beacham fell 9-7.


Elliot would also account for NGU’s other win, as she picked up the Crusaders only other point with a 1-6, 6-3, 6-0 win in her singles frame. Susane Lenz won her first game 6-2, but would lose the next two by scores of 7-6 and 6-0. Ribeiro fell in her singles match 6-2, 6-1, while Beacham and Kiessling dropped games of 6-0/6-2 and 6-0/6-1. Haley Hardwick also dropped her singles game 6-2/6-2.

The loss drops the Crusaders to 1-10 overall and 1-4 in Conference Carolinas play. NGU will step out of conference on Saturday when the Crusaders head to Jefferson City, Tennessee to take on Carson Newman.