Feb. 26, 2012
CULLOWHEE, N.C. -
Presbyterian (2-5) defeated Western Carolina (0-4) in women's tennis action Sunday afternoon, 6-1, at the Catamount Athletic Complex. Junior Karen Jiménez picked up her third straight victory to pick up the lone point for the Catamounts.
Presbyterian set the tone early by taking the doubles point with an 8-0 win over Megan McLinden and Katie Barry. The No. 1 doubles match was a tough match between Western Carolina's Ainhoa Iglesias Díaz and Karen Jiménez and PC's Paige Oelke and Patricia Alves. The two pairs battled throughout with Oelke and Alves coming out on top with an 8-6 win.
In singles, Karen Jiménez faced Cara Caruso of the Blue Hose in the No. 2 spot. Jiménez defeated Caruso with a 6-2, 6-1 win. The win marks the third straight for Jiménez.
In the No. 3 match featuring WCU's Megan McLinden and Presbyterian's Greer Ransom, the two fought with a back and forth first set between the two. Ransom took the first set needing a tiebreaker game to win it 7-5. Ransom took the second set with a little more ease, winning 6-1. Paige Oelke defeated Ainhoa Iglesias Díaz 6-4, 6-1.
The Catamounts open up Southern Conference action this week as WCU travels to Statesboro, Ga., for its first conference match against Georgia Southern on Thursday. The match is set to begin at 2:00 pm.
Presbyterian College 6, Western Carolina 1
1. OELKE, Paige (PCW) def. Ainhoa Iglesias Díaz (WCU) 6-4, 6-1
2. Karen Jiménez
(WCU) def. CARUSO, Cara (PCW) 6-2, 6-1
3. RANSOM, Greer (PCW) def. Megan McLinden (WCU) 7-5, 6-1
4. ALVES, Patricia (PCW) def. Katie Barry (WCU) 6-0, 6-0
5. deLOACH, Caroline (PCW) def. Sarah Walters (WCU) 6-0, 6-0
6. KRAUSE, Lindsay (PCW) def. No player (WCU), by default
1. OELKE, Paige/ALVES, Patricia (PCW) def. Ainhoa Iglesias Díaz / Karen Jiménez (WCU) 8-6
2. KRAUSE, Lindsay/CARUSO, Cara (PCW) def. Megan McLinden / Katie Barry (WCU) 8-0
3. deLOACH, Caroline/RANSOM, Greer (PCW) def. No player/No player (WCU), by default