Transylvania women's tennis shows dominance in home opener vs Lions

Transylvania women's tennis shows dominance in home opener vs Lions

Lexington, Ky. – The Transylvania women's tennis team got the ­Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference portion of its schedule off to a tremendous start, as the Pioneers claimed a 9-0 victory over the Mount St. Joseph Lions at the Transylvania Tennis Complex on Wednesday night.

The match was the Pioneers' first at home this season, and Transylvania tennis head coach Kevin Calhoun noted that the team was greeted with some great support from its fans. "We got a big start in the doubles matches, and the crowd was a significant part of that," remarked Calhoun. "Huge thanks to the field hockey, softball, and men's tennis teams for their support. They were amazing."

The Pioneers jumped out to an early lead in the pro-style match as they swept the Lions all three doubles matches.

Among the six Transylvania victories in singles play, senior Mary Grace Amato put on an especially dominant performance as she cruised to a 6-0, 6-0 victory in No. 2 singles action.

Calhoun was happy with his team's play across the entire roster. "Everyone does their job in a 9-0 win, but I'm especially happy for (senior) Lilian Williams," said Calhoun. "She had a specific game plan to execute and she followed it perfectly."

Up next, the Pioneers will look to move to 2-0 in conference play as they travel to Terre Haute, Indiana to face the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology Fightin' Engineers on Saturday, September 24. The match is set for a 2:00 p.m. start at the Joy Hulbert Tennis Center.

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