It was a rough day for the Women’s Tennis team on Saturday, March 16 as they lost both matches played.
First up was Miami at 10 a.m. The Raiders only won a single court, losing to the Red Hawks 1-6.
The second match of the day was against Ball State, who defeated Wright State 7-0.
With these two losses, the Raiders move into conference play with an overall record of 8-10.
The lone point for the Raiders came from doubles wins. Wright State’s combos of Grace Whitney with Luisa Pelayo and Jillian Milano with Andreea Craciun both defeated their opponents by a score of 6-1.
In singles, there were several close matches, with four of the six matches going to a third set. Milano’s match lasted the longest, but she was not able to secure the court, losing 6-7, 6-1, 4-6. At first singles, Craciun fell to her opponent by a score of 6-4, 1-6, 0-6. Whitney and Madison Riley also went to third sets, but both lost despite the battle they put up.
After playing Miami, the Raiders traveled to Muncie, Indiana for a 7 p.m. match. The Raiders were looking for a win to boost them into regular season conference play, but that was not the case this time around. The Raiders were unable to secure the doubles point, losing all three sets to Ball State.
The combo of Craciun and Milano were close in their doubles play, losing 6-7.
Singles did not go well for Wright State, again losing all of the courts. Riley, Pelayo and Whitney all had third set matches but none were able to pull out a win. The closest of the three went to Whitney as she lost by scores of 6-4, 6-7 and 10-7 in the tiebreak.
It is all conference play for the Raiders looking ahead in the season. The Raiders face rival Northern Kentucky next week and are hoping for a win to start conference play on a good note.