CRUSADERS FALTER IN TENNESSEE
Jefferson City, Tenn.—The North Greenville women’s tennis team fell to 2-11 on the season Saturday after falling to Carson Newman College 7-2 in non-conference action.
The Crusaders got off to a strong start on Saturday opening up doubles play with a 9-7 win from Maggie Elliott and Susane Lenz. The Eagles would go on to take the two and three spot doubles however with wins of 9-8 (1-0) and 8-0 over the teams of Beacham/Ribeiro and Huxford/Hardwick. The Eagles carried a 2-1 lead into singles play.
North Greenville looked to make up ground in the one on one’s, but the Eagles sustained momentum winning the first two singles games. Susane Lenz dropped a tough fought three point game by scores of 6-1, 3-6, 6-3, while Aline Ribiero fell 6-2, 6-1. The Crusaders trailed 4-1 before Maggie Elliott won her second of the day, taking a 6-4, 6-1 win over Carson Newman’s Breanne Tremblay. Elliott’s third singles spot win would cap the NGU wins on Saturday however. Rebecca Beacham (6-4, 6-1), Haley Hardwick (6-0, 6-0), and Ann Hayden Huxford (6-2, 6-3) would all drop their singles games.
The Crusaders will now have more than a week to regroup, returning to the court on March 18th against Southern Methodist. NGU will return to conference play on March 22 against Belmont Abbey College.