Erskine rallies for 8-1 win over Lees-McRae

BANNER ELK, N.C. --- Samantha Wohlers (Windsor, Ontario, Canada) and Hilary Lutz (Shelby, N.C.) registered a hard-fought win at No. 1 doubles to lead the Lees-McRae College women's tennis team, as the Bobcats fell to Erskine College in Conference Carolinas play, 8-1, on Saturday afternoon.

Lees-McRae's (0-6, 0-3 CC) duo of Wohlers and Lutz opened the day with an 8-6 victory over Erksine's (7-3, 5-0 CC) tandem of Corin Hallman and Mika Goyette, before Miranda Guthrie and Sarah McDonald evened the tally for the Fleet with an 8-0 decision against Taylor Bost (Jefferson, Ga.) and Stevie Harrell (Morganton, N.C.). The Fleet were awarded the third flight by default.

Hallman kicked off singles play with a 6-2, 6-0 victory against Wohlers, as Guthrie recorded a 6-1, 6-0 win over Lutz in the second flight. Abby O'Reilly defeated Bost, 6-0, 6-2, at No. 3 singles, before Goyette posted a 6-0, 6-0 victory against Harrell in the fourth flight. Victoria Stevens recorded a 6-1, 6-0 win over Jones at No. 5 singles, as the Fleet wrapped the day with a victory by default in the sixth flight.

Lees-McRae returns to the courts on Sunday when the Bobcats travel to Salisbury, N.C. to take on North Georgia College & State University in a neutral site match on the Catawba College campus at 11 a.m.

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