BETHANY, W.Va.—In a match that came down a tiebreaker, the Lady Baron tennis team secured a 5-4 win over Bethany College Tuesday afternoon. The non-conference victory comes two weeks after Franciscan University suffered a 4-5 loss to the Lady Bison. Almost halfway through its season, the team's recent winning streak shows consistent improvement.
"Their games are starting to take shape," said head coach Jenna Lynch. "They're beginning to take a more aggressive approach on the court. Their confidence is growing and we're really starting too look like a Division III collegiate team."
Leann Roggensack played in the No. 3 singles tiebreaker that decided the whole match, defeating Lady Bison Meike Buhler 6-4, 3-6, and 10-8. Hannah Pettit was moved up to the No. 5 singles seed, where today's 12-4 victory over Brittani Seeman added to her undefeated singles record. Number 6 seed Lucia Nuegebauer won 12-0.
The win pushes Franciscan University's overall record to 5-2 on the season and 5-1 within the Alleghany Mountain Collegiate Conference. The Lady Barons host competition on Saturday and Sunday for two of their three remaining AMCC matches; Medaille College on Saturday, Sept. 24, and D'Youville College on Sunday, Sept. 25, both at 1:00 p.m.