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Samford Tops Women's Tennis, 7-0

March 22, 2012



Western Carolina's women's tennis team was defeated by Samford, 7-0, Thursday afternoon. The Catamounts fell to 1-11, 0-4 SoCon while the Bulldogs improve to 10-4, 2-3 SoCon. Rain stopped play for an hour before players were able to return to the courts.

In the No. 3 match of singles play, junior Karen Jiménez fell to Samford's Rebecca Kirven. After being defeated 1-6 in the first set, Jiménez battled Kirven in the second set before falling 4-6. Samford's Janse Van Rensburg defeated Ainhoa Iglesias Díaz (6-1, 6-0) in the No. 1 spot while Kristin Lewis topped WCU's Megan McLinden 6-1, 6-2 in the No. 2 match. WCU's No. 4 through No. 6 singles were blanked 6-0, 6-0.

In doubles, all three Catamount pairs were defeated by the same score, 1-8. Western Carolina returns to action at home this Saturday against UNC Greensboro at 1 p.m.

Samford 7, Western Carolina 0
March 22, 2012 at Cullowhee, N.C.

Singles competition
1. M.Janse Van Rensburg (SAM) def. Ainhoa Iglesias Díaz (WCU) 6-1, 6-0
2. Kristin Lewis (SAM) def. Megan McLinden (WCU) 6-1, 6-2
3. Rebecca Kirven (SAM) def. Karen Jiménez (WCU) 6-1, 6-4
4. Lindsey Mallory (SAM) def. Katie Barry (WCU) 6-0, 6-0
5. Jessica Diamond (SAM) def. Sarah Walters (WCU) 6-0, 6-0
6. Emily Mallory (SAM) def. Taylor Casey (WCU) 6-0, 6-0
Doubles competition
1. Kristin Lewis/Lindsey Mallory (SAM) def. Ainhoa Iglesias Díaz / Megan McLinden (WCU) 8-1
2. M.Janse Van Rensburg/Rebecca Kirven (SAM) def. Karen Jiménez / Katie Barry (WCU) 8-1
3. Adri Lochner/AnnMarie Lyon (SAM) def. Sarah Walters / Taylor Casey (WCU) 8-1