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Valkyries Drop Match Against Carson-Newman

Valkyries Drop Match Against Carson-Newman

SPARTANBURG, S.C.- The Converse Tennis team was handed a 9-0 loss in a non-conference bout against Carson-Newman on Sunday afternoon.

The Valkyries (3-3) battled in the doubles portion but was unable to pick up a win.  Klaire Rouse (Gilbert, Ariz.) and Taylor Littlejohn-Barr (York, S.C.) battled back from a 7-3 deficit but would later fall 9-7 in the number three slot.

Alex Schlesener (Stone Mountain, Ga.) and Samantha Sheffield (Birmingham, Ala.) fell in the number two doubles spot 8-5.

Kaitlin Knight (Sumter, S.C.) fought tough in the second singles slot falling 6-3, and 7-5.  Margaret Pridmore (Wodonga, Austraila) bounced back from her first set before falling 6-3 in the second.

Converse opens up the Conference Carolinas slate on Tuesday, March 1 against Erskine at home.

Carson-Newman 9, Converse 0


1. Ali Harris/Patricia Guerreiro (C-N) def. Margaret Pridmore/Kaitlin Knight 8-2

2. Jill Corsato/Brooke Sanderson (C-N) def. Alex Schlesener/Sam Sheffield 8-5

3. Gabrielle Wood/Hannah Ayers (C-N) def. Klaire Rouse/Taylor Littlejohn-Barr 9-7



1. Harris (C-N) def. Alex Schlesener 6-1, 6-2

2. Sanderson (C-N) def. Kaitlin Knight 6-3, 7-5

3. Wood (C-N) def. Margaret Pridmore 6-1, 6-3

4. Haleigh Chastain (C-N) def. Taylor Littlejohn-Barr 6-0, 6-1

5. Mallory Jackson (C-N) def. Klaire Rouse 6-4, 6-0

6. Ayers (C-N) def. Caroline Bertling 6-1, 6-0

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