HICKORY, N.C. – The Converse College tennis team was edged by Charleston (W. Va.) on Saturday afternoon at the opening day of the Best Western Tournament hosted by Lenoir-Rhyne University.
Charleston (W. Va.) 4, Converse 3
1. Haarini Balakrishnan (CHWV) def. Steffi Kong (CONV) 6-3, 3-6, 6-1
2. Katie Swann (CHWV) def. Snigdha Musugunthan (CONV) 6-1, 6-2
3. Charlotte Ziegler (CHWV) def. Taylor Parrott (CONV) 3-6, 7-5, 6-1
4. Maria Belen Vendrell (CONV) def. Mathilde Simon (CHWV) 6-4, 2-6, 7-5
5. Tonya Glogowski-Watson (CONV) def. Mikenzie Hindenlang (CHWV) 7-5, 7-5
6. Valentina Aparicio (CONV) def. Emelina Alvarez (CHWV) 6-3, 1-6, 10-8
Converse will return to action tomorrow morning during the second and final day of the tournament. The Valkyries will take on Bluefield St. at 9 a.m.