Lions fall on road against Converse, 7-2

Lions fall on road against Converse, 7-2

SPARTANBURG, S.C. - Jasha Geerdink and Sophia Pelaez picked up the only two victories on Tuesday afternoon as the Lions fell on the road to Converse, 7-2.

Geerdink was pushed to the limits in her three-set victory.  Down 1-0, the senior rallied to take the next two sets including a dramatic 17-15 third set.  Pelaez took her singles match in straight sets, 6-0, 6-3.

The Valkyries of Converse won all three doubles contests to propel them to their season opening win.

The Lions fall to 1-2 and will be in action next against on Saturday, September 30 in Mars Hill at the Hart Tennis Complex.

Singles competition

1. Jasha Geerdink (MHUW) def. Steffi Kong (CONVERSE) 3-6, 6-2, 17-15
2. Sophia Pelaez (MHUW) def. Taylor Parrott (CONVERSE) 6-0, 6-3
3. Kaitlin Knight (CONVERSE) def. Dani Potts (MHUW) 6-3, 6-2
4. Alex Schlesener (CONVERSE) def. Hannah Hill (MHUW) 6-3, 7-5
5. Morgan Hildebrandt (CONVERSE) def. Andrea Garber (MHUW) 6-0, 6-0
6. Abby Roth (CONVERSE) def. Demarron Johnson (MHUW) 6-0, 6-0

Doubles competition

1. Steffi Kong/Kaitlin Knight (CONVERSE) def. Jasha Geerdink/Dani Potts (MHUW) 8-4
2. Taylor Parrott/Alex Schlesener (CONVERSE) def. Sophia Pelaez/Hannah Hill (MHUW) 8-1
3. Morgan Hildebrandt/Carlie Peeler (CONVERSE) def. Andrea Garber/Demarron Johnson (MHUW) 8-1

Match Notes:
Mars Hill 1-2
Converse 1-0