Steffi Kong Notches Victory As Converse Tennis Falls To Erskine

Steffi Kong Notches Victory As Converse Tennis Falls To Erskine

SPARTANBURG, S.C. - The Converse Tennis team battled tough against Conference Carolinas power Erskine on Thursday afternoon falling 8-1.  Converse picked up their first point against Erskine in program history.

THE BASICS

FINAL | Converse 1, Erskine 8

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

RECORDS | Converse 6-15 (2-8), 10-7 (7-3)

INSIDE THE RESULTS

Steffi Kong picked up the lone point for the Valkyries in a tough three-set match at No. 1 singles.  Kong cruised to an early set advantage with a 6-0 win before dropping the second set 6-2.  The freshman battled back to take the match 10-4 in the tiebreaker.

Steffi Kong improves to 7-11 this season.  Her seven wins at No. 1 singles ties her for the most wins at No. 1 in program history with former player Tina Rohner, who had seven wins in 2004.

Kaitlin Knight and Taylor Parrott battled to an 8-6 loss at No. 2 doubles.

THE RESULTS

Doubles:

1. Mikaela Bennett/Marie Berghaus (EC) def. Steffi Kong/Alex Schlesener 8-4

2. Rachel Berkey/Rebecca Weaver (EC) def. Kaitlin Knight/Taylor Parrott 8-6

3. Katie Loudermilk/Anna Smith (EC) def. Morgan Trask/Carlie Peeler 8-5

Singles:

1. Steffi Kong (CONVERSE) def. Bennett 6-0, 2-6, 10-4

2. Berghaus (EC) def. Alex Schlesener 6-2, 6-3

3. Berkey (EC) def. Kaitlin Knight 6-3, 6-3

4. Loudermilk (EC) def. Taylor Parrott 6-3, 6-4

5. Weaver (EC) def. Morgan Trask 6-1, 6-1

6. Smith (EC) def. Abby Roth 6-2, 6-2

UP NEXT

Converse travels to Pfeiffer for the final regular season match on Friday, April 14.  The Valkyries can clinch a berth in the Conference Carolinas Tennis Championships with a win against the Falcons.