Lady Baron Tennis Adds Another Win

Lady Baron Tennis Adds Another Win

BEAVER FALLS, Pa.—With just two matches remaining until the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference Championship, the Lady Baron tennis team is unrelenting; it traveled to Geneva College on Tuesday afternoon and secured a 5-4 win. Franciscan University holds an overall record of 10-2 on the season, a big improvement on last season's overall record of 4-9. Head coach Jenna Lynch made adjustments to the lineup, giving her players a chance at tougher competition.

"Our original No. 1 and No. 2 singles players—Jen Winkle and Alanna Murray—were pulled out to bump up other girls, to see how they competed at a higher level," Lynch said. "The win proved that they can handle the competition."

Despite loses from the No. 1, 2, and 3 singles seeds, undefeated Hannah Pettit took the No. 4 win, 8-4. Kaylene Godnick played No. 5 singles; down 1-4, she made a comeback to win the match 8-5. The No. 6 singles seed became Jessica Bestgen, who only had a few days to practice due to an injury but was able to win, 8-2.

Though they didn't play in the singles round, Jen Winkle and Alanna Murray teamed up to sweep their opponent 8-0 in the No. 1 doubles spot. As No.2 double team, Leann Roggensack and Mary O'Brien won in extended play, 9-8, 7-5.

The Lady Barons finished AMCC play on Sunday, ending the regular season 7-1. Compared to last year's conference record of 4-4, the team's second season has shown tremendous improvement. They host La Roche College—though La Roche is an AMCC team, it isn't a conference match—on Sunday, Oct. 9 at 1:00 p.m.