Four Hour Match Ends with Franciscan Win

Four Hour Match Ends with Franciscan Win

Franciscan University Women's tennis team beat conference opponent University of Pitt-Greensburg 6-3 after over four hours of gameplay.

After losing 8-1 in their last match against Westminster College, Head Coach Jenna Lynch said the Lady Barons pulled it together mentally to succeed in this match.

"It was tough coming off of yesterday's loss," Lynch said. "Everyone got off to a rough start, but no. 2 and no. 3 doubles came back."

Lucia Neugebauer and Kelly Chambers showed great chemistry and organization in their no. 3 doubles slot, and won their match 9-7.

"No. 3 doubles were super organized," Lynch said "I know I say this all the time but they just really showed some mental toughness."

No. 6 singles player, Erin Coyne, played fast and played hard—sweeping her opponent 6-0, 6-0.

"She just played a quick clean match," Lynch said. "It only took about 40 minutes."

Tomorrow at Belleview Park, the Lady Barons continue to play through their match-packed weekend at 11am against John Carroll University.