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Women’s Tennis Edged Out by Kennesaw State, 5-2

by | Mar 11, 2021

A photo from a women’s tennis match in early 2020.


DAVIDSON, N.C. —  The Davidson women’s tennis team moves to 3-5 overall on the early season, after winning two of their last three matches, but fell 5-2 to Kennesaw State on Wednesday afternoon.

After winning the doubles point in a thrilling fashion, the ‘Cats went into the singles portion of the contest with the match’s momentum and a 1-0 lead. Thanks to a 6-3 victory from court one from Josie Schaffer and Nicole Krykanov, Davidson needed just one more doubles team to pull out a win and earn the first point of the day. While the court two ‘Cats fell in a 5-7 battle, Alyssa Hahn and Ava Ignatowich won from No. 3, 7-6, after clinching an intense tiebreaker set, 8-6.

On the singles side, No. 1 Schaffer established a dominating 6-4 and 6-1 result to push Davidson’s early advantage to 2-0. While the Owls ultimately pulled out the next five points and clinched the win, Davidson battled and forced three different third set tiebreakers from courts three, five and six before falling to Kennesaw State.

From court three, Mira Gladstone went up early with a 7-5 set one win, but fell 2-6 in the second and 4-6 in the third. Hahn and Franny Shea also forced third set matches, from courts six and five, respectively.

After Wednesday, Schaffer is now 4-4 on the year from the No. 1 court, while her and her doubles partner, Krykanov, are also 4-4 from court one as a doubles unit.

The Wildcats will hit the road this weekend for a match up in Harrisonburg, Va. to take on James Madison on Saturday, March 12.

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