Mars Hill wins 2018-19 season opener over North Greenville

Mars Hill wins 2018-19 season opener over North Greenville

TIGERVILLE, S.C. - The Mars Hill women's tennis team (1-0) won their season opening contest over North Greenville (0-1) by a score of 4-3 Wednesday afternoon.

After dropping two of the three doubles matches, the Lions roared back to take four of six singles matches to earn the team win.  Evan Lake lost the first set of her match, but came back to win the next two to earn the three-set win.

Victoria Franklin and Haley Steinkamp also won their matches in three sets while Kat Horner took her singles match by in two.

Steinkamp and Horner picked up the lone doubles win for Mars Hill.

The Lions open up their home schedule versus UVa-Wise on Saturday, September 22.  First serve at the Hart Tennis Complex is set for 1 p.m.

Singles

Evan Lake (MHUW) def. Gala Castello (NGU) - 0-6, 6-2, 6-4
Jhovana Brena (NGU) def. Julianne Launay (MHUW) - 6-3, 2-6, 6-1
Fernanda de Lucca (NGU) def. Sophia Pelaez (MHUW) - 6-2, 6-2
Victoria Franklin (MHUW) def. Kinsley Gardner (NGU) - 4-6, 6-4, 5-1
Haley Steinkamp (MHUW) def. Lizeth Medina Diaz (NGU) - 2-6, 6-1, 6-3
Kat Horner (MHUW) def. Bethany Tankersly (NGU) - 6-2, 6-0

Doubles

Gala Castello/Fernanda de Lucca (NGU) def. Evan Lake/Julianne Launay (MHUW) - 6-1
Jhovana Brena/Lizeth Medina Diaz (NGU) def. Sophia Pelaez/Victoria Franklin (MHUW) - 6-2
Haley Steinkamp/Kat Horner (MHUW) def. Kinsley Gardner/Bethany Tankersly (NGU) - 7-6

Match Notes:
Mars Hill: 1-0
North Greenville: 0-1