Murfreesboro, NC. — The EC Women's team was back on the road after playing Barton College the day before as they were going to Chowan University which they beat 5-2.
After a good win the day before at Barton Collee, the Lady Lions were in a really positive and motivated mindset to defeat the only team that they lost the year before, Chowan University.
Double #2 composed by Pearllan Cipriano and Maria Raich had a tight match as they were also facing aggressive opponents. Thanks to a lot of pouching from Cipriano and offensive play from Raich, the duo won their doubles 6-4.
As the other team did not have enough players, our doubles team #3 composed by Katharina Kiderlen and Marta Rozados did not get the chance to play but still got the doubles point.
After the doubles, the Lady Lions were now up 1-0.
Playing #5 singles was the freshman Lauren Castillon who used a really solid game using her strong backhand to defeat her opponent 6-0 6-0.
#2 singles was played by Pearllan Cipriano who used her counterpunching game style to block her opponent's offensive shots. Cipriano defeated the Hawk 6-3 6-0.
Maria Raich playing #4 singles had a tight first set as she could not really find her game style but still managed to win the first set 6-4. The second set was different as Raich knew what to do and defeated her opponent with the final score 6-4 6-0.
Playing #1 singles was the senior Fantine Botella who had a tough beginning as she could not find her rhythm and lost the first set 6-In the second set Botella was more patient and used her consistency to win the second set 6-3. As the match was already clinched in favor of the Lady Lions, Fantine had to play a super tie break for the third set. Unfortunately, Botella did not manage to conclude the match as she lost the tiebreak 11-9.
#3 singles was played by freshman Marta Rozados who had a good beginning of the match as she won the first set 6-4. In the second set, she had to face a more aggressive opponent who changed her game style which bothered Marta as she lost the second set 6-1. The third set was also a super tiebreaker for Marta. Rozados did not manage to find solutions against her opponent at the end of the match and lost the super tiebreak 10-1.
As Chowan University only had 5 players, the #6 Victoria Silva did not have the chance to play her singles but still got the points.
The Lady Lions finished the day with a 5-2 win against Chowan University.
EC's Women's Tennis Team will be back on the Emmanuel College tennis courts next weekend April 5th to host their next conference match against Mount Olive University.
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