2018 Women's Tennis
Record: 0-0 Home: 0-0 Away: 0-0 AAC: 0-0
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Left to Right: Luz Padilla (#1 singles; #1 doubles); Katie Larck (#2 singles; #1 doubles); and Victoria White (#6 singles and
Union College
Women's Tennis - Sun, Mar. 5, 2017

VALLEY, Ala. – The Point University women's tennis team improved its records to 4-5 overall and 2-1 in conference with a 6-3 Appalachian Athletics Conference victory over Union College (1-6; 0-1 AAC), Saturday, March 4, at the Sportsplex courts in Valley, Ala.


"I am super proud of our girls today," commented head coach Chad Simpson.  "We are a tad banged up right now, but our girls persevered and fought hard for each other to pull through."


Because Union traveled with just five healthy players for the match, Point gained a 2-0 in team points before the match started with default wins at number three doubles and number six singles.  The Skyhawks gained a third point from team captain Taylor Navarro (SR/Boerne, TX) and Martina Belloni (SO/Palamos, Spain) who defeated Erika Broady and Brittany Lamb, 8-3, at number two doubles.


Union trimmed Point's lead to 3-2 with a win at number one singles by Ljiljana Pajcin, who defeated Point's Luz Padilla (JR/Tucuman, Argentina)Martina Belloni defeated Broady at number four singles, 6-2 and 6-2, and put Point up 4-2.  Belloni and her doubles partner Taylor Navarro each went 2-0 for the day.


Needing one more Point to clinch the team victory, Navarro fought back twice in her number three singles match against Lamb to clinch the victory for Point.  Navarro dropped the first set, 7-5, but clawed back to win the second set, 6-4.  In the decisive third set, she dug a 4-1 hole but won five consecutive games and won 6-4 and gave Point the team win.  "Hats off to Taylor for her first career match-clinching win," lauded Coach Simpson

Carla Delgado won a three-set match, 7-5, 4-6, 7-5 over Katie Larck (FR/Champaign, IL) at number two, and cut Point's lead to 5-3, but Eman Cohen (FR/Columbus, GA) handled Kacie Dotson at number five singles, 8-6, giving Point a final 6-3 margin.


NEXT MATCH:  Point women's tennis travels during Spring break to Hilton Head, South Carolina and plays against Spring Arbor College (Mich.), March 8, and Lawrence Technological University (Mich.), March 9.