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Catamounts drop contest against Wildcats

Megan McLinden won her sixth match of the season and tenth match of her Catamount career Saturday.

April 6, 2014


Davidson, N.C. - Megan McLinden and Erin Maguire earned singles points for the Catamounts as WCU fell to Davidson, 5-2, Saturday afternoon at the Convington Tennis Courts.

At the No. 2 doubles contest, McLinden and Nicole Nielly were defeated by Nisha Crouser and Jenna Brunner, 8-1. Davidson clinched the doubles point at the No. 1 match as Brites Moniz-Soares and Elaina Cummer defeated Stacia Kissell and Shannon Bettiol, 8-5. The Catamounts fell in the No. 3 doubles matchup, as well, when Maguire and Sara Ruiz Pajares lost to Tamara Hill and Blake Nickles, 8-6.

Western Carolina (1-14-1, 0-6) tied up the match when Maguire won at the No. 6 singles match defeating Nickles, 6-2, 6-0.

In the No. 5 match, Nielly fell to Hill, in straight sets, 6-4, 6-3. At the No. 2 singles contest, WCU's Bettiol fell to Cummer of Davidson (7-15, 2-5), 6-3, 7-5 giving the Wildcats a 3-1 lead in the match.

McLinden brought the Catamounts back to within one point in the match, 3-2, with her victory over Crouser at the No. 3 singles match, 7-6, 6-4.

WCU fell short in the No. 1 and No. 4 singles matches, as both went to a third set tiebreak.

Ruiz Pajares dropped the No. 4 contest to Brunner, 6-2, 5-7, 6-1 and Kissell was defeated by Moniz-Soares, 3-6, 7-6(1), 6-4 at the No. 1 match.

The Purple & Gold travel to Boone, North Carolina to face Southern Conference arch-rival, Appalachian State on Sunday, April 6 at 2:30 p.m.