No. 19 Women’s Tennis Falls to Limestone, 4-3 – Lenoir-Rhyne University Athletics

HICKORY, N.C. – The No. 19 Lenoir-Rhyne women’s tennis team saw its losing streak run to five in a row with a narrow 4-3 home loss to Limestone on Friday afternoon. 

The Bears started off on the right foot by grabbing the doubles point. Gemma Southwick and Lucy Whelan ran their mark to 16-3 in doubles play with a 6-2 truimph in the number one spot and the duo of Diana Babinets and Alicia Wahlberg sealed the doubles point for LR with a 6-2 victory. 

However, the tide swung Limestone’s way in singles action. Alexandra Dolfi topped Southwick 7-5, 7-6 in first singles and Limestone also grabbed a straight set victory in the second spot. Whelan nabbed a thriller in third singles, winning 6-0, 4-6, 7-5 to improve to 7-3 in league play. Babinets cruised to a straight set win in fourth singles 6-1, 7-6 but the Saints would win fifth singles (5-7, 2-6) and the sixth spot (3-6, 4-6) to steal the victory, 

The Bears will look to get back on track in their regular season finale when SAC-leading Queens comes to Hickory on Tuesday. 

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