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Lions Down Valkyries Tennis On Road In Season Opener

Lions Down Valkyries Tennis On Road In Season Opener
MARS HILL, N.C. - The Converse Tennis team dropped their 2017 season opener on the road to Mars Hill, 9-0, in a non-conference match on Wednesday afternoon.

Final | Converse 0, Mars Hill 9

Location | Mars Hill, N.C.

Records | Converse 0-4, Mars Hill 4-1


Alex Schlesener and Steffi Kong put up a fight at the No. 2 doubles slot falling 8-5.

Kaitlin Knight continued the fight at the No. 4 singles before falling 7-5, 6-4.

Steffi Kong picked up the second set, 6-4, to force a tiebreaker.


The Valkyries host their home opener on Saturday, February 4 against West Georgia.  First serve is at 1pm.



1. Jasha Geerdink/Dante Hart def. Taylor Parrott/Kaitlin Knight (CONVERSE) 8-2

2. Evan Lake/Jade Henke def. Alex Schlesener/Steffi Kong (CONVERSE) 8-5

3. Sophia Pelaez/Hannah Hill def. Morgan Trask/Carlie Peeler (CONVERSE) 8-2


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

2. Lake def. Alex Schlesener (CONVERSE) 6-0, 6-0

3. Hart def. Taylor Parrott (CONVERSE) 6-4, 6-1

4. Henke def. Kaitlin Knight (CONVERSE) 7-5, 6-4

5. Pelaez def. Morgan Trask (CONVERSE) 6-1, 6-0

6. Dani Potts def. Abby Roth (CONVERSE) 6-3, 6-0