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Lady ‘Cat netters beat Senators for first win of the season

BUCKHANNON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Wesleyan women’s tennis team defeated Davis & Elkins 3-1 Wednesday at home for their first win of the season. Both teams only had four players eligible for competition so the opportunity for a tie was also in play for the two squads.

The doubles teams were split as Aderemi/Symons got the win for Wesleyan, but Meyer/Vance were unable to convert at the second doubles. With only four points up for grabs in singles the Senators jumped out on top with a win at No. 3. The Lady ‘Cats were able to fight back, picking up a win and her first for the season by Raelyn Vance, followed by a win by Omolade Aderemi both in straight sets.

With a tie on the line, Cayley Symons jumped out to a first set lead, but Eloise Hutton from D&E played strong capturing the second set. In the super tiebreak, Symons was able to jump up early, but both players battled back and forth until Symons was able to secure the super tiebreak score 10-7 in the third.

Coach Hoffman’s Comments
“Ironically, I’ve actually been in this position before coaching four players before. It’s not easy for anyone. I’m really proud of our girls and proud of the D&E players for them to continue to compete and battle.” Hoffman continues with “It’s easy to quit and give up, but it says a lot about all eight of these young ladies going out there and representing their program and competing. We were lucky to get a win today, and I know there’s better days ahead for both teams.”

The Scores
Doubles Play

Omolade Aderemi and Cayley Symons won their doubles match 6-1.
Megan Meyer and Raelyn Vance were defeated 6-1.

Singles Play
Omolade Aderemi won 6-3 and 6-1
Cayley Symons split in the first two before winning 10-7 in the third set.
Megan Meyer fell 6-1 and 6-0
Raelyn Vance won 6-2 and 6-2.

Up Next For The Lady Bobcats
Wesleyan hits the road on Thursday for more MEC action as they take on West Virginia State at 7 p.m.

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