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Valkyries Tennis Extends Streak To Three With Win Over LMC

Valkyries Tennis Extends Streak To Three With Win Over LMC

BANNER ELK, N.C. - The Converse Tennis team picked up their first Conference Carolinas win of the season defeating Lees-McRae 7-2 on the road on Friday afternoon.  The Valkyries have won three straight and winners of five of the last six matches.

THE BASICS

FINAL | Converse 7, Lees-McRae 2

LOCATION | Banner Elk, N.C. (LMC Tennis Courts)

RECORDS | Converse 5-8 (1-1), Lees-McRae 3-3 (0-1)

INSIDE THE BOXSCORE

Converse improves to 8-4 all-time against Lees-McRae and winners of the last six matches against the Bobcats.

Steffi Kong and Alex Schelesner started the Valkyries off on the right foot with an 8-3 victory at No. 1 doubles.  Kaitlin Knight and Taylor Parrott followed suit with an 8-4 win at No. 2.

Morgan Trask and Carlie Peeler gave the Valkyries the 3-0 advantage after doubles play with a tough fought 8-7 (7-4) win at No. 3.

Morgan Trask put the Valkyries up 4-0 with a 6-1, 6-1 victory at No. 5 singles.  Kaitlin Knight would clinch the match with her 7-5, 6-3 victory at No. 3 singles.

Alex Schlesener and Taylor Parrott picked up three set victories after dropping their first sets.  Schlesener fell 6-4 in the first, but would rebound with a 7-5 and 6-4 set to take No. 2 singles.  Parrott dropped a 6-1 decision before winning the match 6-2, 6-1 at No. 4.

Steffi Kong fought to a three set defeat forcing the third set with a second set 7-5 win.

THE RESULTS

Doubles:

1. Steffi Kong/Alex Schlesener (CONVERSE) def. Caroline Green/Mackenzie Langmade 8-3

2. Kaitlin Knight/Taylor Parrott (CONVERSE) def. Jaden Acklin/Rebecca Pierce 8-4

3. Morgan Trask/Carlie Peeler (CONVERSE) def. Amanda Chapman/Dakota Tittle 8-7 (7-4)

Singles:

1. Green (LMC) def. Steffi Kong (CONVERSE) 6-0, 5-7, 6-3

2. Alex Schlesener (CONVERSE) def. Langmade 4-6, 7-5, 6-4

3. Kaitlin Knight (CONVERSE) def. Acklin 7-5, 6-3

4. Taylor Parrott (CONVERSE) def. Pierce 1-6, 6-2, 6-1

5. Morgan Trask (CONVERSE) def. Tittle 6-1, 6-1

6. Chapman (LMC) def. Abby Roth (CONVERSE) 6-2, 6-4

UP NEXT

Converse will take on Southern Wesleyan in a Conference Carolinas macth on Saturday in Central, S.C.