Transylvania women's tennis seizes crucial conference win at Rose-Hulman in 5-4 result

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Terre Haute, Ind. – The Transylvania women's tennis team picked up a thrilling 5-4 victory over the Rose-Hulman Fightin' Engineers at the Joy Hulbert Tennis Center on Sunday afternoon.

With the win, Transylvania stays perfect in Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference play with a record of 3-0 on the season to go along with a 3-1 overall record. The Fightin' Engineers fall to 4-2 and 2-1 in conference play following the loss.

The Pioneers took control of the match during doubles play as the team of Porsche Robinson and Jessica Burton captured an 8-3 victory over Rose-Hulman's No. 1 duo of Naomi Bhagat and Breanna Rogers.

Transylvania took a 2-1 lead over the Fightin' Engineers thanks to an 8-3 victory by the team of Erin Biddle and Christina Duvall in the No. 3 doubles match.

Following victories by Robinson and Burton in the No. 1 and 2 singles matches, Rose-Hulman came storming back to tie the match at 4-4.

With the match demanding a deciding winner, Duvall sealed the Transylvania victory with a 6-1, 6-2 win over Rose-Hulman's Krista Manche in the No. 6 singles match.

Transylvania women's tennis head coach Bill Carey was impressed with the performance of his Pioneer squad on Sunday. "I was really proud of the way this team stepped up to win a tough conference road match against a great Rose-Hulman team today," remarked Carey. "We set the tone in the No. 1 doubles match with a decisive win and Christina had a great win to clinch the match for us."

The Pioneers will be back in action on Wednesday, October 2 as they host the Mount St. Joseph University Lions. The match is set for a 4:00 p.m. start at the Transylvania Tennis Courts.

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