Orange Beach, AL. – The Transylvania University women's tennis team began their Spring Break trip at the Orange Beach Tennis Center with a 5-2 loss to LeTourneau University on Sunday.
The Pioneers managed to obtain two wins in singles play but suffered their third overall defeat of the 2016 schedule thus far.
The Transy tandem of sophomores Lilli Williams and Mary Grace Amato fell just three points shy, 8-5 in their No. 1 doubles match. Sophomore Myriah Porter and freshman Kearstin Bruther followed with an even closer score of 8-6, but not enough to overcome the Yellow Jackets in No. 2 doubles action.
LeTourneau took the momentum from its doubles success into its singles matches, winning the first four of five. Williams was upended 0-6, 0-6 in No. 1 singles and Porter dropped the decisive No. 2 singles match 0-6, 1-6.
Play continued and Amato put up a fight in her narrow loss 5-7, 4-6 in the No. 3 singles showdown before Bruther defeated her opponent 6-1, 6-2 in the No. 4 singles contest. Junior Sophie Head then convincingly captured the second victory of the day for Transylvania 6-0, 6-0 in the No. 5 singles match.
The Pioneers return to action tomorrow at Orange Beach for a 10:00 a.m. meeting with Mississippi College.