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Left to Right: Luz Padilla; Katie Larck; Eman Cohen; and Victoria White
Women's Tennis - Wed, Mar. 22, 2017

VALLEY, Ala. – The Point University women's tennis team (4-9) lost a pair of 6-2 decisions to Tuskegee University (Ala.) and Spring Hill College (Ala.), Tuesday, March 21, at the Sportsplex courts in Valley, Ala.


The Lady Skyhawks played the matches without the services of team captain and number three singles and number two doubles player Taylor Navarro (SR/Boerne, Tex.) and number four singles and number two doubles player Martina Belloni (SO/Palamos, Spain).  Point gave away two team points at number six singles and number three doubles in both matches, and three of its singles players and one doubles team played at least one position higher than usual.


Still, as noted by head coach Chad Simpson, "Point played the best doubles we have all year.  Give Tuskegee a lot of credit for bouncing back to take all the singles.  I could not have been prouder today watching them fight through their circumstances with the injuries and ailments."


TUSKEGEE AT POINT:  Point's Luz Padilla (JR/Tucuman, Argentina) and Katie Larck (FR/Champaign, IL) teamed up for an 8-3 win at number one singles over Reicia North and Monica Thomas, and Eman Cohen (FR/Columbus, GA) paired with Victoria White (SR/Kokomo, IN) for an 8-5 win over Kayla Triche and Taylor Wilson at number two doubles.  Number three doubles went to Tuskegee by default.


At number one singles, Thomas took a 6-2, 6-0 win over Padilla, and North won in three sets over Larck at number two singles, 6-1, 5-7, 10-6.  Wilson defeated Cohen, 6-4, 6-4, at number three singles, and Jaiere Harlow won 6-1, 6-0 over White at number four singles.  The number five singles match between Ashley Lane (JR/LaGrange, GA) and Jocelyn Horton was unfinished with the match already decided, and Tuskegee won number six by default.


SPRING HILL AT POINT:  Just as in Tuesday's morning match, Point's opponent took the number six singles and number three doubles matches by default.  The number one singles between Point's Luz Padilla and Maria Hastings Oro went unfinished.


Katie Larck earned a 6-1, 6-4 win over Madison Antigues at number two singles after joining up with Padilla for an 8-6 loss to Artigues and Hastings Oro at number one doubles.  Point also earned a point when Victoria White prevailed in three sets, 3-6, 6-1, 10-3, over Kate Sotolongo at number four singles.


Cohen and Lane played number two doubles and lost 8-2 to Sotolongo and Rebecca PearlmanPearlman later defeated Cohen, 6-0, 6-0, at number three singles, and Lane lost 6-2, 6-1 to Brenda Carrada at number five singles.


NEXT MATCHES:  Point women's tennis plays a pair of Appalachian Athletics Conference matches in Tennessee this weekend, taking on Tennessee Wesleyan University in Athens, Tenn., Friday, March 24, at 2 p.m., and Milligan College in Milligan College, Tenn., Saturday, March 25, Saturday, March 25, at 10 a.m.