Greencastle, Ind. —The Transylvania University women's tennis team got the 2017 season underway as it competed in Day one of the DePauw Fall Invitational on Saturday afternoon.
The bracket-style tournament saw the Pioneers face a number of strong opponents from various schools in both singles and doubles action throughout the day.
Among the highlights of the day were sophomore Lucy Herrington, who rolled to a 6-0, 6-2 victory in No. 4 quarterfinals action. After a tough loss in the semifinals, Herrington will compete for third place tomorrow morning.
After enduring a quarterfinal loss to start her day and collegiate career, Freshman Madison Campbell rebounded to claim a 6-3, 6-1 victory in No. 5 singles action.
In one of the most intense matches of the day, freshman Reagan Jobe battled to a 6-7, 7-5, 1-0 (10-2) victory in the consolation bracket of No. 6 singles play.
Although the day's results were not all positive, Pioneers head coach Kevin Calhoun remained optimistic with his team's progress. "The goal of early season individual tournaments is to learn to put the things we work on into matches," said Calhoun. "While a lot of the matches didn't have the scores we wanted, I'm happy with the progress we made. We are closer to being the team we want to be."
The Pioneers will return to the courts tomorrow morning to complete play in the DePauw tournament before returning to Kentucky to face the Midway College Eagles on Wednesday afternoon, September 6. That match is set for a 4:00 p.m. start at the Thomas R. Post Tennis Complex.
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