Westerville, Ohio. – Freshman Porsche Robinson captured an exhilarating, three-set victory in No. 1 singles play, but the Transylvania University women's tennis team dropped an 8-1 decision to the Otterbein University Cardinals at the Otterbein Tennis Courts on Sunday afternoon.
The Pioneers fell behind early in the day as the Cardinals took all three doubles matches. Transylvania's best showing was at No. 1 doubles with the team of Robinson and fellow freshman Jessica Burton forcing a tiebreak before losing 9-8 (7-5).
Robinson turned in a stellar performance in No. 1 singles play as she rallied from a set down to take the 2-6, 6-3, 10-8 victory over Otterbein's Sydney Bergman.
Unstifled by the early loss, the Cardinals came storming back to win the next five singles matches and take the 8-1 overall match victory from the Pioneers.
The loss drops Transylvania's record to 0-3 and completes a rigorous nonconference schedule.
"I'm pleased with the way our non-conference schedule has gone," remarked head coach Kevin Calhoun. "We've learned the lessons we needed to learn and now our challenge is to execute those things in our upcoming conference matches."
Next up the Pioneers will take on the Manchester Spartans on Saturday, September 15. The match will serve as Transylvania's home opener and is set a 9:00 a.m. start at the Transylvania Tennis Complex.
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