SPARTANBURG, S.C. – The Converse College tennis team picked up a decisive 7-2 win over visiting Mars Hill University on Tuesday afternoon. The Valkyries were able to sweep doubles competition and finished 4-2 in singles action.
Steffi Kong and Kaitlin Knight picked up an 8-4 victory in No. 1 doubles, while the combos of Taylor Parrott and Alex Schlesener as well as Morgan Hildebrandt and Carlie Peeler cruised to 8-1 wins in No. 2 and 3 doubles, respectively.
Mars Hill took the No. 1 and 2 singles, but Knight, Schlesener, Hildebrandt, and Abby Roth all took care of their singles competition in straight sets.
1. Jasha Geerdink (MHUW) def. Steffi Kong (CONVERSE) 3-6, 6-2, 17-15
2. Sophia Pelaez (MHUW) def. Taylor Parrott (CONVERSE) 6-0, 6-3
3. Kaitlin Knight (CONVERSE) def. Dani Potts (MHUW) 6-3, 6-2
4. Alex Schlesener (CONVERSE) def. Hannah Hill (MHUW) 6-3, 7-5
5. Morgan Hildebrandt (CONVERSE) def. Andrea Garber (MHUW) 6-0, 6-0
6. Abby Roth (CONVERSE) def. Demarron Johnson (MHUW) 6-0, 6-0
Converse will be back in action on Saturday, September 30 as it takes on Johnson C. Smith at 9 a.m. followed by Pfeiifer at noon.