Cobras best Bobcats, 7-2

HARTSVILLE, S.C. --- Hilary Lutz (Shelby, N.C.) and Emily Jones (Leonardtown, Md.) each recorded a victory in singles play for the Lees-McRae College women's tennis team on Saturday afternoon, as Coker College defeated the Bobcats by a 7-2 tally in Conference Carolinas action.

Coker's (3-3, 1-0 CC) duo of Daniela Chipe and Anna Musiyenko kicked off the day with an 8-6 victory over Lees-McRae's (0-5, 0-2 CC) tandem of Samantha Wohlers (Windsor, Ontario, Canada) and Lutz, before Jessi Campos and Casey Altman earned a hard-fought 9-7 win against Taylor Bost (Jefferson, Ga.) and Stevie Harrell (Morganton, N.C.). Britanny Yando and Faith Baxley gave Coker a 3-0 lead in the third flight with an 8-4 decision against LeeAnn Sullivan (Greensboro, N.C.) and Jones.

Chipe opened singles play with a 6-2, 6-0 victory over Wohlers, before Lutz got Lees-McRae on the board with a hard-fought 6-1, 7-6 win against Musiyenko. Campos then defeated Bost, 6-0, 6-2 in the third flight to clinch the team victory for the Cobras, while Yando notched a 6-0, 6-0 win over Harrell. Baxley posted a 6-1, 6-2 victory against Sullivan at No. 5 singles, before Jones defeated Altman by default, 3-0.

Lees-McRae returns to action on Tuesday, March 5 when the Bobcats travel to Harrogate, Tenn. to take on Lincoln Memorial University in non-conference play at 2 p.m.

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