MANCHESTER, Ind. – The women's tennis team (0-1) dropped a close match to Manchester University (1-1), 5-4, Monday afternoon in their first action of the newly-formed split season. The team split in singles competition, 3-3; but came out on the losing end in doubles play, 1-2.
"I was extremely proud of how we came out and played against a good Manchester team. Arielle Williams, playing her first collegiate match at no. 1 singles, was extremely impressive in the way she battled back. Morgan Khem had a great day picking up a singles and doubles win for the team," said head coach Adam Albertsen.
In singles play, freshman Arielle Williams (Southfield, Mich.)(3-6, 7-5, 10-8), senior Jordenne Ferenczi (Niles, Mich.)(7-5, 6-3), and freshman Morgan Khem (Spring Lake, Mich.) (6-3, 5-7, 10-4) were victorious. Ferenczi was the lone straight-set victor.
In the deciding doubles match play, only the pair of Khem and freshman Justine Hanson (Fenton, Mich.) claimed victory. "Doubles ended up being the big difference in the match, but we look to continue to get better in this area and make it a strength as the season goes on," said Albertsen.
The team plays its first home match Thursday, Sept. 13th against Defiance at 3:30 p.m.