Lions Defeat Warriors In Non-Conference Action

Photo by John Bolton Photography
Photo by John Bolton Photography

Central, SC - Southern Wesleyan fell to the Mars Hill Lions in a 5-2 final on Saturday afternoon.

Game Vitals

Final: Mars Hill 5, Southern Wesleyan 2

Records: Southern Wesleyan (1-6) Mars Hill (8-4)

Coach Thompson Says...

"We won the doubles point after Kristi and Iva won a very close match at #2 after being down match point. In singles, Jennifer Ball played a very good match against a good opponent. Even though she came up short she represented us very well in a tough loss at #1. Chyna Jones also did a great job and fought hard in her singles match."

How It Happened

The Warriors went 2-1 in doubles action on Saturday afternoon. Jennifer Ball and Chyna Jones fell to the team of Julianne Launay and Evan Lake in a 6-3 final. Kristi Cooper and Iva Jankovic won their match against Victoria Franklin and Sophia Pelaez in a 7-5 final. The Warriors clenched the doubles point with this win.

In singles action, Southern Wesleyan went 1-5. Jennifer Ball challenged, but fell to Evan Lake 6-3, 7-6, and 5-7. Iva Jankovic fell to Sophia Pelaez in 6-3, 1-6, and 6-2 final scores. Chyna Jones fell to Julianne Launay in a 7-5 final. Alex Golliher fell to Victoria Franklin in 6-3 and 6-0 final scores and Caitlynn Nixon fell to Emma Horner in 6-1 and 6-2 final scores.

What's Next

Southern Wesleyan will host the Converse Valkyries on March 20 at 3 p.m. They will then host the Barton Bulldogs on March 22 at 3 p.m.