Converse Falls To Columbia In Tight Match, 5-4

Steffi Kong, Fr., Singapore
Steffi Kong, Fr., Singapore

SPARTANBURG, S.C.- The Converse tennis team battled tough against non-conference foe Columbia on Friday afternoon to a 5-4 defeat coming down to the final singles court.

THE BASICS

FINAL | Converse 4, Columbia 5 

LOCATION | Spartanburg, S.C. (Converse Tennis Complex)

RECORDS | Converse 0-7, Columbia 1-1

INSIDE THE COURTS

Alex Schlesener and Steffi Kong breezed through their doubles competition by taking their match 8-3.

Kaitlin Knight and Taylor Parrott seperated late taking the last three games to win 8-4 after leading 5-4.

Kaitlin Knight cruised in her singles match winning 6-0, 6-2.  Knight recorded her third straight win of the season moving to 3-1.

Steffi Kong played a tough match at No. 1 taking the match 6-2, 6-3 for her third win of the season.

Alex Schlesener fought back to win the second set but ultimately fell in the third set in the clinching match.

THE RESULTS

Doubles:

1. Kaitlin Knight/Taylor Parrott (CONVERSE) def. Caitlyn Wolf/Madyson Murphy 8-4

2. Alex Schlesener/Steffi Kong (CONVERSE) def. Andrea Dimitrijevc/Miranda Brown 8-3

3. Sonja Pantelic/Michelle Troup (COLUMBIA) def. Morgan Trask/Carlie Peeler 8-4

Singles:

1. Steffi Kong (CONVERSE) def. Andrea Dimitrijevc 6-2, 6-3

2. Caitlyn Wolf (COLUMBIA) def. Alex Schlesener 6-1, 3-6, 6-2

3. Madyson Murphy (COLUMBIA) def. Taylor Parrott 6-0, 7-5

4. Kaitlin Knight (CONVERSE) def. Sonja Pantelic 6-0, 6-2

5. Michelle Troup (COLUMBIA) def. Morgan Trask 6-3, 6-4

6. Miranda Brown (COLUMBIA) def. Carlie Peeler 6-0, 7-5