Women's Tennis Falls Short of Louisiana College

Photo Credit: Owls Communication
Photo Credit: Owls Communication

JACKSON, Miss. – Being small in numbers, cost the Owls women's tennis team the first match of the 2019 season. The W took on Louisiana College at Millsaps Tennis Court on Friday, Feb. 15 with a short roster. The Owls had to forfeit one doubles competition and one singles competition to fall 5-4 to the Wildcats.

The Owls clawed its way back after falling into a 2-1 deficit, but Louisiana College outlasted the Owls for a one-point decision on Friday evening. With the loss, The W opens the season 0-1.

The W grabbed the first doubles competition with Sandy Bonucchi and Laura Kate Inman downing the Wildcats Emma Hixson and Que'eria Hampton 8-2. The Wildcats snapped up the remaining two doubles matches, one a win by default.

In the singles competition, Bonucchi was able to push the Owls to tie Louisiana College with a 6-2, 6-3 victory over Hixson. Inman went on to defeat LC's Chasity Som to put the Owls back in the lead.

In the remaining three competitions, The W was only able to claim on as a victory with freshman Nicole Rensink defeating Hampton.

The Owls will be back in action on Saturday, Sept. 23 when they travel to Jackson, Miss. to take on in-state rival Belhaven University. The first serve is set for 11 a.m.

DOUBLES

#1 Doubles

FINAL

1

* Sandy Bonucchi / Laura Kate Inman [MUW]

8

Emma Hixson / Que'eria Hampton [LCW]

2

 

 

#2 Doubles

FINAL

1

Nicole Rensink / Emma Potter [MUW]

0

* Mckenna Raines / Chasity Som [LCW]

8

 

 

#3 Doubles

FINAL

1

No Player / No Player [MUW]

WD

* Caitlyn Scheibel / Diana Soto [LCW]

0

 

SINGLES

#1 Singles

FINAL

1

2

* Sandy Bonucchi [MUW]

6

6

Emma Hixson [LCW]

2

3

#2 Singles

FINAL

1

2

* Laura Kate Inman [MUW]

6

6

Chasity Som [LCW]

1

0

#3 Singles

FINAL

1

2

Emma Potter [MUW]

1

0

* Mckenna Raines [LCW]

6

6

#4 Singles

FINAL

1

2

* Nicole Rensink [MUW]

6

6

Que'eria Hampton [LCW]

2

3

#5 Singles

FINAL

1

2

Jitterrah Rogers [MUW]

2

2

* Caitlyn Scheibel [LCW]

6

6

#6 Singles

WIN BY DEFAULT

1

* No player [MUW]

0

* Diana Soto

WD