Women's Tennis

Bobcats fall on the road to Southern Wesleyan, 7-2

Bobcats fall on the road to Southern Wesleyan, 7-2

Photo Courtesy of Deana Acklin

CENTRAL, S.C. – The Lees-McRae College women's tennis team dropped a 7-2 decision in a Conference Carolinas matchup Friday afternoon at Southern Wesleyan. The loss moves LMC's record to 5-4 overall and 1-4 in conference matches.  

Both of Lees-McRae's points came during singles competition Friday. Dakota Tittle picked up a three-set win over SWU's Caitlynn Nixon. With the win, Tittle improves her singles record to 6-3 on the season. The other victory came courtesy of freshman Sandy Allen out of the No. 1 singles position. The Saint Johns, Florida native is now 7-2 on the season, which is the most singles wins by a Bobcat in 2018.

A complete list of Friday's results can be found below.

Singles competition

1. Sandy Allen (LMC-W) def. Alexia Rodriguez (SWU) 6-4, 3-6, 6-4

2. Jennifer Ball (SWU) def. Mackenzie Langmade (LMC-W) 6-2, 3-6, 10-8

3. Kristi Cooper (SWU) def. Jaden Acklin (LMC-W) 6-3, 6-3

4. Chyna Jones (SWU) def. Rebecca Pierce (LMC-W) 6-2, 6-2

5. Dakota Tittle (LMC-W) def. Caitlynn Nixon (SWU) 7-6 (5-0), 0-6, 7-5

6. Jessica Sparks (SWU) def. Emily Harrison (LMC-W) 4-6, 6-0, 10-8

Doubles competition

1. Alexia Rodriguez/Jennifer Ball (SWU) def. Sandy Allen/Mackenzie Langmade (LMC-W) 8-5

2. Kristi Cooper/Chyna Jones (SWU) def. Rebecca Pierce/Jaden Acklin (LMC-W) 8-2

3. Caitlynn Nixon/Jessica Sparks (SWU) def. Dakota Tittle/Emily Harrison (LMC-W) 8-2

Lees-McRae will return to action Saturday when it visits North Greenville for another conference match. The contest between NGU and LMC is slated to begin at 11 a.m.


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