Catamounts Come Up Short Against 49ers

CATAMOUNTSPORTSDOTCOM With her win Saturday, Erin Maguire has four singles wins on the season.
CATAMOUNTSPORTSDOTCOM
With her win Saturday, Erin Maguire has four singles wins on the season.
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March 22, 2014

Results

Charlotte, N.C. - Stacia Kissell, Erin Maguire and Nicole Nielly all earned singles victories, but the Western Carolina women's tennis team fell, 4-3, at Charlotte on Saturday afternoon at the Halton-Wagner Tennis Complex.

At the doubles competition, WCU's No. 3 pairing of Sara Ruiz Pajares and Maguire came up short to Lisa Grosselius and Briana Bodner, 8-4. The 49ers clinched the doubles point with a victory at the No. 2 doubles match as Jessica Perez and Macy Vonderschmidt defeated the Catamounts Megan McLinden and Nielly, 8-7(6).

The No. 1 doubles match was stopped at 7-6 (40-0) as the Catamounts' Kissell and Shannon Bettiol were facing Victoria Pahlett and Natsuko Takayanagi of Charlotte.

In singles action, at the No. 2 position, Bettiol dropped her contest to Grosselius in straight sets, 6-2, 6-0.

Kissell pushed her winning streak to 10 straight in singles competition, defeating Pahlett in straight sets, 6-2, 6-1 in the No. 1 singles match.

Charlotte's Vanderschmidt defeated WCU's Ruiz in straight sets at the No. 4 singles match, 6-2, 6-2, Maguire found victory for the Catamounts, defeating Bodner in the No. 6 singles contest, 6-1, 6-2.

Charlotte clinched the match with a win at the No. 3 singles contest as Takayamagi defeated McLinden 6-1, 6-2.

In the final match of the day, Western Carolina's Nicole Nielly gained her first victory on the season, defeating Perez, 4-6, 6-4, 10-6.

 

 

Western Carolina hits the courts again on Tuesday, March 25, as they play host to Furman at 2 p.m.

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