Crusaders Upend Warriors

Photo by John Bolton Photography
Photo by John Bolton Photography

Belmont, NC – Southern Wesleyan fell to the Belmont Abbey Crusaders on Thursday afternoon in a 5-2 final.


Game Vitals

Final: Belmont Abbey 5, Southern Wesleyan 2

Records: Southern Wesleyan (2-13 / CC 1-8) Belmont Abbey (8-12 / CC 5-4)


Coach Thompson Says...

"Our team competed hard in this loss. I'm really proud of Iva Jankovic and Kristi Cooper who both overcame a lot to win their singles matches. As a whole it has been a challenging season, but the players who are here are doing the right things to improve and give themselves the best chance to win. I am excited for the future of SWU Tennis!"


How It Happened

The Warriors went 1-2 in doubles action. Jennifer Ball and Iva Jankovic fell to Darian DeFrench and Teagan McNamara in a 6-2 final. Kristi Cooper and Chyna Jones defeated Erica Dorn and Laura Seib in a 6-2 final and Alex Golliher and Caitlynn Nixon fell to Blair Boatright and Morgan Zahnd in a 6-1 final.

In singles action, the Warriors went 2-4. Jennifer Ball fell to Teagan McNamara in a 1-6, 6-0 and 0-1 final score. Iva Jankovic defeated Talia Semaan in a 6-1, 4-6 and 1-0 final. Kristi Cooper defeated Laura Seib in a 7-5 and 6-0 final. Chyna Jones fell to Carlie Davis in a 6-1 and 6-1 final. Alex Golliher fell to Morgan Nguyen in a 6-1 and 6-0 final and Caitlynn Nixon fell to Blair Boatright in a 6-2 and 6-0 final.


What's Next

Southern Wesleyan will travel to play the Erskine Flying Fleet on April 18 at 2 p.m. The match versus the Mount Olive Trojans is to be determined.