Kennesaw State University Athletics

02/09/2018 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 02/09/2018 21:48

WT: Owls Drop Catamounts To Earn First Win of the Season

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The Kennesaw State women's tennis team defeated Western Carolina, 4-3,to collect its first win of the season Friday at the Catamount Athletic Complex.

'What a great team effort,' said Assistant Head Coach . ' Everybody from those playing the matches to the ones on the sidelines played there part today! Playing at a higher altitude presented us with some problems early in both doubles and singles but once we found our stride and adjusted we ended up being a part of a great college match and coming out of it with our maiden win for the season. Across the board everyone that played today got an individual win. Kenny and Elle won a close match at No.3 doubles, before Jada, Ale, Laura and Jess were able to pull out wins in their respective singles. Laura's win was especially pleasing seeing that she played a very dangerous opponent but she stuck with the game plan and her victory gave us that push towards the finish line. What a moment for Jess clinching the match. She and the team will remember this one for a while. On another note, we were missing one member of the squad today due to uncontrollable circumstances but we wanted to let Brenna know this ones for her.'
Kennnedy Craig and got the day started with a 6-4 win at No. 3 doubles, but the point was clinched by the Catamounts who picked up wins in the other two matches.
was the first singles match to finish as she rolled 6-4, 6-1 win over Caitlin Ward at No. 6. was next in line, knocking off Jordyn King, 6-2, 6-4, at No. 1. split the first two sets, but was able to hang on and defeat Savannah Taranto, 6-2, 1-6, 6-3 at No.3.

The Owls clinched the victory when beat Alexa Webb at No. 4, 6-3, 3-6, 6-2.
The Owls are back in action Saturday (Feb.17) when they welcome Southern Miss in their 2018 home opener. First serve is set for 11 a.m. at the Betty Siegel Courts. Admission is free.

1. (KSU) def. Jordyn King (WCU) 6-2, 6-4
2. Jordan Strickland (WCU) def. (KSU) 6-3, 3-6, 6-3
3. (KSU) def. Savannah Taranto (WCU) 6-2, 1-6, 6-2
4. (KSU) def. Alexa Webb (WCU) 3-6, 6-2, 6-2
5. Lauren McCall (WCU) def. (KSU) 6-4, 6-3
6. (KSU) def. Caitlin Ward (WCU) 6-4, 6-1

1. Savannah Taranto/Jordan Strickland (WCU) def. / (KSU) 6-4
2. JordynKing/Lauren McCall (WCU) def. Laura Hopton/JadaTijani(KSU) 6-2
3. / (KSU) def. CarliDeehr/Alexa Webb (WCU) 6-4

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