Valkyries Cruise to Opening Match Win Over Mars Hill

Valkyries Cruise to Opening Match Win Over Mars Hill

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.

 Singles competition

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


 Doubles competition

1. Steffi Kong/Kaitlin Knight (CONVERSE) def. Jasha Geerdink/Dani Potts (MHUW) 8-4

2. Taylor Parrott/Alex Schlesener (CONVERSE) def. Sophia Pelaez/Hannah Hill (MHUW) 8-1

3. Morgan Hildebrandt/Carlie Peeler (CONVERSE) def. Andrea Garber/Demarron Johnson (MHUW) 8-1

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.