Bulldogs Drop First Match of Season

Bulldogs Drop First Match of Season

ADRIAN, Mich. – The women's tennis team fell to 5-1 this season after dropping a 9-0 decision against Spring Arbor University on Wednesday afternoon.

Spring Arbor improved to 7-5 this season and did so without surrendering a set to the Bulldogs. The doubles competition proved to be tightly contested at the first two spots. Morgan Spencer and Justine Hanson tried to rally back but could not falling 8-5 at the No. 2 position. The No. 1 tandem of Arielle Williams and Kylee Bezeau also fell 8-5.

"Spring Arbor is a very nice team and played very well in singles," said head coach Adam Albertsen. "Spring Arbor taking all three doubles matches really made it hard to rally."

The top matchup in terms of score came at No. 2 singles where Bezeau pushed Jenna Bart in the first set, 7-5, before tailing off 6-2 in the second set. Williams battled tough at No. 1 singles against Quincy Banini falling 6-4, 6-2.

"We had some close matches in both singles and doubles, but we couldn't finish them off today. Our effort was there, just need to execute better and play crisper," commented Albertsen.

The Bulldogs return to action on Tuesday, March 4th when they play Mount Union in Hilton Head, South Carolina at 11:30 a.m.