Lady Bobcats' Winning Streak Ends at the Hands of UC, 6-3

Lady Bobcats' Winning Streak Ends at the Hands of UC, 6-3

BUCKHANNON – The West Virginia Wesleyan women's tennis seven-match winning streak finally came to an end today at the hands of the University of Charleston in a Mountain East Conference contest at the new tennis complex at Wood Street.

The Lady Bobcats dropped a hard-fought and exhausting 6-3 decision.

"This was one of the very first four hour long tests that are girls have had as part of their growing process, and I feel like we played and competed great all the way down the lineup," remarked Wesleyan head coach Marc Walters.

Wesleyan trailed 2-1 after doubles action.

Estel Fernandez and Mariona Junyer picked up the lone victory in doubles action playing at No. 3 as they earned an 8-3 lead.

Rebekka Heigermoser picked up a singles win at No. 1 for Wesleyan while Juyner earned the other win at No. 5.

"Rebekka played a terrific match and upset their top player, which puts her in a position to get ranked in the region and put a nice win under her belt. This will give her a lot of confidence moving forward."

The loss was the first of the year for the Lady Bobcats as they now have a 7-1 record overall and a 5-1 MEC mark.

Charleston improved to 7-1 overall and 6-1 in the MEC.

"Charleston had a couple of girls step up today and they did a nice job and what turned out to be a pretty tough environment for them on the road," stated Walters. "Our girls learned a lot today and we definitely can see how we can win that match. The effort definitely was there though"

The Lady Bobcats will remain at home this Thursday as they host West Virginia State at 3 p.m.

"We just have to tip our hats to Charleston and get ready for West Virginia state on Thursday," concluded Walters.

 

Pictured: Cecila Martinez Oliver goes for a back hand in her match with University of Charleston on Tuesday afternoon.