Transylvania women's tennis takes care of Franklin in weather-delayed match

Burton returning a ball

Franklin, Ind. – The Transylvania women's tennis team completed a two-day, weather-soaked trek at Franklin College with a 6-3 victory against the Grizzlies on Monday night at the Mickel-Hoover Tennis Complex.

After beginning the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference match at the Grizzlies on Sunday afternoon, the Pioneers got in three doubles matches before a downpour of rain put the rest of the match on hold, delaying the resumption of play until Monday afternoon.

When the Pioneers returned to play, they took care of business, sealing up wins in four of six singles matches to sharpen their HCAC record to 5-2 and 5-5 overall. It was Transylvania's third win over its last four matches.

Transylvania began staking its claim to victory on Sunday, picking up wins in No. 1 and No. 3 doubles. Freshmen Porsche Robinson and Jessica Burton defeated Karen Dringenburg and Alexa Schofner 8-3 while junior Merrick Irwin and sophomore Reagan Jobe picked up a win at the No. 3 spot with an 8-4 victory.

While Dringenburg held off Robinson in the No. 1 singles spot on Monday with a 7-6 (7-4), 7-5 win, the Pioneers prevailed nearly everywhere else for the team victory. Burton won over Holyn Eldridge 6-3, 6-4 in No. 2 singles while Irwin won again in No. 3 singles, coasting past Alexa Schofner 6-4, 6-2. Freshman Alyssa Igyarto flexed past Grace Otte in the No. 5 singles matchup with a 6-3, 7-6 (7-4) victory and Jobe added to the effort in the No. 6 singles match with a 6-4, 4-6, 10-7 win against Brianna Hutton to finish up the two-day event.

The last installment of Transylvania's three-day road trip continues tomorrow as they head to Richmond, Indiana to face the Earlham College Quakers. The HCAC meet is scheduled for a 4:00 p.m. start.

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