March 16, 2013
CULLOWHEE, N.C. - Western Carolina Tennis was defeated 7-0 by Southern Conference opponent Elon on Saturday.
"We knew today was going to be a tough conference match with a nationally ranked SoCon team," said head coach Chris Wollett.
In singles play, Bettiol and Nielly showed promise, but fell short of the victory. Bettiol lost in three sets at the No. 4 spot 6-1, 2-6, 6-4, while Nielly was defeated 7-5, 6-4 in the No. 3 match.
Kissell played at the No. 1 spot and fell 6-1, 6-4, while Ruiz was downed at the No. 2 position, 6-2, 6-3. Erin Maguire lost in the No. 5 match 6-1, 6-0.
"Even though we lost all our matches, we are improving as a young team as the season progresses," said Wollett. "I feel our confidence will only increase."