Sewanee, Tenn. – The Transylvania women's and men's tennis teams competed in their first matches of the spring season, taking on a pair of opponents in the Sewanee: University of the South Tigers and the Lagrange College Panthers on Saturday afternoon at the Guerry Tennis courts.
The Transylvania men's tennis squad dropped a 9-0 decision to Sewanee in the morning match and fell 9-0 in the afternoon match versus Lagrange. The women's tennis squad took a 9-0 loss to Sewanee before responding with a 5-4 win against Lagrange in the latter match.
The afternoon matches kicked off the official 2018 season for the Transylvania men's tennis team. Senior Luke Groene and freshman Dylan Moore teamed up in the No. 1 doubles match to take on the Tigers, but fell 8-4.
In the Transylvania women's victory against Lagrange, freshman Madison Campbell and Reagan Jobe collected a crucial 8-6 win in No. 2 doubles, and Transy picked up wins in No. 2, No. 3, No. 4, and No. 5 singles matches. Sophomore Lucy Herrington won 6-0, 6-2 in the No. 2 singles slot, while junior Kearstin Bruther won 7-6, 7-6 in No. 3 singles. Campbell and Jobe also gathered wins in No. 4 and No. 5 singles, respectively.
Transylvania Tennis head coach Kevin Calhoun liked what he saw from both of his squads in their first appearances of 2018. "The Sewanee match showed us some things we can improve upon and we'll get back to work on Monday, but I'm really impressed with our effort today. I'm really proud of our women, who fought through being shorthanded to beat a good Lagrange team."
The men's tennis squad is back in action on Saturday, March 3 as they visit nearby Midway University for an 11:00 a.m. match.
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