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Valkyrie Tennis Drops Season Opener to Braves

Valkyrie Tennis Drops Season Opener to Braves

PEMBROKE, N.C.- Valkyrie Tennis drops the 2015 season opener to UNC Pembroke on Saturday, falling to the Braves 8-1.  Converse's number two doubles team picked up the lone win for the Valkyries.

Samantha Sheffield (Birmingham, Ala.) and Margaret Pridmore (Wodonga, Australia) paired up as the Valkyries' number two doubles team for the lone win.  Sheffield and Pridmore won the match 9-8 taking the tie-breaker 7-1.

Converse hosts Mars Hill Sunday, February 8, with play starting at 1pm.

UNC Pembroke 8, Converse 1

Doubles (1,3,2)

1. Leigh-Anne McAfee / Shelby Bickel def. Alex Schlesener / Kaitlin Knight 8-2

2. Samantha Sheffield / Margaret Pridmore def. Kelsey Vanquaethem /Gabriela van Ooststroom 9-8(7-1)

3. Monica Espitia / Morgan Sheehan def. Taylor Littlejohn-Barr/Klaire Rouse 6-2, retired

Singles (5,3,2,4,1,6)

1. McAfee def. Schlesener 6-1, 6-4

2. Vanquaethem def. Knight 6-2, 6-0

3. Bickel def. Pridmore 6-0, 6-2

4. van Ooststroom def. Sheffield 6-1, 6-0

5. Espitia def. Rouse 6-0, 6-0

6. Sheehan def. Liz Graham 6-4, 6-2