Emmanuel defeats Converse for Third Straight Win!

Emmanuel defeats Converse for Third Straight Win!

Franklin Springs, GA – The Emmanuel College Women's Tennis Team hosted, this Sunday, Converse College for another Conference Carolinas' Match.

The Lady Lions came to the match looking to earn their third straight win and they did not disappoint!
In Doubles play, #1 Botella/Cipriano earned a great win by 8-2 due to a combination of a very aggressive play from the baseline and several approaches to the net from the Lions. The #2 doubles team, O'Connor/Kiderlen, fought hard through the entire match but at 5-6 and serving, the Valkyries were able to break the home team after two good returns and a couple of double faults. Converse used the break to confirm the win by 8-5. The last doubles event was tough for both sides with the Lions trailing at 1-4 but after getting their game in place, Muesse/Kirby raised their level and sat down for a changeover at 6-7. Once again the Valkyries returned well and the experience from the opponents proved to be more valuable at the crucial moment, closing the match 8-6.
With the event now 2-1 in favor of Converse, EC went to the singles play looking to grab at least 4 wins to earn the win.

#1 Fantine Botella placed the right shots and played the crucial points extremely well to earn a 6-2 6-2 win. At #2 Pearllan Cipriano abused of her consistency to cruise for a 6-0 6-0 win. #3 Katharina Kiderlen moved her opponent around the court and played very aggressive from the baseline to win by 6-3 6-2. #4 Chloe O'Connor did not waste much time on court and used her two handed backhand to force the senior Samantha Sheffield to several unforced errors and grab a quick 6-0 6-1 win. The Freshman from Jefferson, GA, #5 Abi Muesse sliced and lob away to take Taylor L.-Barr down with a 6-4 6-1 win. With the match already clinched in favor for the Lion, Converse capture a third point on court #6 by the hands of Klaire Rouse against Claudia Morris by 6-3 6-2.


The Lady Lions will now travel to Belmont Abbey for their last match of the season. First serve is set to 2PM!


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