Greencastle, Ind. – The Transylvania women's tennis team completed an intense run of bracket-style tournament action at the Depauw Fall Invitational on Sunday. The Invitational marked the first official competition for the Transylvania women's tennis program under new head coach Kevin Calhoun, who took over as Pioneers head coach last month.
The Pioneers displayed strong showings in certain areas, including No. 5 singles action, where freshman Lucy Herrington collected a dominant victory over Saint Joseph's Matalene Gearhart with a 6-0, 6-0 straight set sweep.
Herrington's teammate, sophomore Kearstin Bruther picked up a sizable straight set victory against Hanover's Ruth Gaston, winning their match, 6-1, 6-0.
It was a day of victory for sophomore Emily Fulkerson, who rebounded from a semifinal round loss to Depauw's Grace Haigh with a third place victory against Rachel Miller of Hanover, taking a 6-2, 6-4 win in No. 6 singles play.
After completing the tournament experience, the Pioneers now turn to Berea College on Wednesday at 5 p.m. for a dual match with the Mountaineers. Their nonconference slate quickly takes a hiatus when they return to Lexington on Saturday at 12:00 noon for a Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference match with Rose-Hulman.
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