Lady Tiger tennis falls on hard times against Carthage

Friday, September 22, 2006

Nevada Daily Mail

The Nevada Lady Tiger tennis team all but ended their Southwest Conference title hopes with a 7-2 loss to Carthage on the road Thursday.

Nevada got victories from their top two singles players, but it was all downhill from there, as the Lady Tigers were playing shorthanded to begin with.

Missing lone senior Anita van Rooyan, who will not be available this week, Nevada had to forfeit their No. 6 singles and No. 3 doubles matches, putting them behind the eight ball from the start.

Molly Ferree was able to win a hard-fought battle with Mallory Goodman at No. 1 singles, 9-7.

Nevada got another victory at No. 2 singles when Whitley del Rosario easily disposed of Cathy Cheney, 8-1.

That was the extent of Nevada's success in Carthage.

Megan Stacy lost to Chrystal Dalton at No. 3 singles, 8-1.

Elise McNeil, moving up to No. 4 singles with van Rooyan's absence, lost to Josie Smith by an 8-4 count.

Nicole Foreman, also moving up, played No. 5 singles and lost to Mariah Marsden 8-0.

Baylee Blagg of Carthage won at No. 6 singles by default.

In doubles, Ferree and del Rosario were stopped by Goodman and Cheney, 8-5.

No. 2 doubles were won by Dalton and Smith of Carthage, as they beat Stacy and McNeil, also by an 8-5 count.

Nevada will be at home against Neosho in another conference match Monday.

The Lady Tigers dropped to 3-5 overall this season in duals, 2-3 in the conference.

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