SPARTANBURG, S.C.- The Converse tennis team picked up a huge Conference Carolinas victory against Lees-McRae, 6-3, on senior day on Sunday afternoon. Converse improves to 6-11 on the season and moves to 2-6 in league play.
Senior Taylor Littlejohn-Barr (York, S.C.) clinched the match for the Valkyries winning at the number five singles 6-2, 6-3. Senior Klaire Rouse (Gilbert, Ariz.) extended the lead with a 6-2, 7-6 (7-3) win at the sixth slot.
Kaitlin Knight (Sumter, S.C.) picked up the win at the number three singles with a 6-3, 6-2 victory.
The Valkyries started off the match with a sweep of doubles 8-5, 8-4, 8-1 respectively. Seniors Littlejohn-Barr and Rouse cruised to an 8-1 doubles win at the third slot to start off the match.
Kaitlin Knight and senior Margaret Pridmore (Wodonga, Australia) fought back to win 8-5 in the number one singles.
Converse returns to the courts Monday April 11 to face USC-Sumter. Match starts at 3pm.
Converse 6, Lees-McRae 3
1. Kaitlin Knight/Margaret Pridmore def. Caroline Green/Hillary Lutz (LMC) 8-5
2. Alex Schlesener/Samantha Sheffield def. Taylor Bost/Mackenzie Langmade (LMC) 8-4
3. Taylor Littlejohn-Barr/Klaire Rouse def. Amanda Chapman/Rebecca Pierce (LMC) 8-1
1. Green (LMC) def. Alex Schlesener 6-0, 6-2
2. Lutz (LMC) def. Margaret Pridmore 6-3, 6-3
3. Kaitlin Knight def. Langmade (LMC) 6-3, 6-2
4. Bost (LMC) def. Samantha Sheffield 6-4, 6-1
5. Taylor Littlejohn-Barr def. Pierce (LMC) 6-2, 6-3
6. Klaire Rouse def. Chapman (LMC) 6-2, 7-6 (7-3)