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.
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