Score: Mercer 5, Western Carolina 2
Records: Western Carolina 5-6, 0-2 SoCon, Mercer 5-7, 1-0 SoCon
Location: Macon, Ga,
MACON, Ga. – Western Carolina women’s tennis fell to Mercer 5-2 Saturday in Southern Conference play.
After Western Carolina won the doubles point, taking two of three matches, Mercer rallied back claiming five of the six singles points.
INSIDE THE BOX SCORE:
- The Catamounts took an early lead, winning the doubles competition. Mercer struck first with its No. 1 pairing of Katie Sidor and Celine Schepers claiming a 6-1 decision over Jordan Strickland and Savannah Taranto. Court No. 2 saw Western Carolina's duo of Jacy Smith and Julia Pezzuco beat Lucia Gutierrez and Marie Mottet. The Catamounts clinched the doubles competition with No. 3 Alexa Webb and Lauren McCall defeating Alara Hollyfield and Maeva Roquebert, 6-3.
- The afternoon concluded with the Catamounts taking court No. 2 as Hollyfield fell to Smith, 6-7, 6-3, 6-3.
Smith won her fourth straight singles match and third consecutive in doubles. She is now 7-3 on the year at No. 2 singles which leads the team for most wins in the season.
Western Carolina will begin to play in the spring break swing in Orlando, Fla. taking on Savannah State at 11 a.m. Sunday.
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