Lexington, Ky. – The Transylvania women's tennis battled throughout the day before dropping a 6-3 decision to the Franklin College Grizzlies at Spindletop Hall on Sunday afternoon.
With the loss, the Pioneers' record now stands at 3-5 overall, and 1-2 in Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference play.
Among the highlights of the day for Transylvania were the play of sophomore Lucy Herrington, who claimed an 8-6 victory in No. 2 doubles play with junior teammate Kearstin Bruther, and an exhilarating 5-7, 6-0, 6-2 victory for Herrington in No. 4 singles action. Bruther and Herrington remain undefeated at No. 3 doubles play in dual matches after the Sunday meeting against Franklin.
In what proved to be the most competitive match of the day, Transylvania senior Lilian Williams turned in a strong effort before dropping a 6-4, 3-6, 6-1 decision in the No. 3 singles matchup.
Freshman Anna Burch finished up the day with a 6-3, 7-5 Pioneers' victory in No. 6 singles play.
Transylvania women's tennis head coach Kevin Calhoun was pleased with the determination his team showed on Sunday: "We've got some things to continue addressing, but today was a step in the right direction," said Calhoun. "We stood up to a very good Franklin team and made them earn their win. They got us today, but if we keep the spirit we showed today we will be tough to beat."
Up next, the Pioneers will travel to Hanover, Indiana to face the Hanover College Panthers on Wednesday October 4. The match is set for a 4:30 p.m. start at Zeddies Tennis Center.
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