Lions come from behind, defeat UVa-Wise

Lions come from behind, defeat UVa-Wise

MARS HILL, N.C. - The Mars Hill women's tennis team (2-0) won their final three singles matches to down UVa-Wise (0-3) Saturday morning at the Hart Tennis Complex.

After taking all three doubles contests to earn the point, the Lions dropped their first three singles matches in straight sets.  The trio of Victoria Franklin, Haley Steinkamp and Kat Horner were able to secure straight set victories and provide Mars Hill the 4-3 come-from-behind win.

The Lions look to win their third straight when they host Converse on Wednesday, September 26 at the Hart Tennis Complex.  First serve is scheduled for 2 p.m.

Singles competition

1. Liza Akimenko (UVAW-W) def. Evan Lake (MHUW) 6-0, 6-3
2. Katya Akimenko (UVAW-W) def. Julianne Launay (MHUW) 6-0, 6-1
3. Aya Melhem (UVAW-W) def. Sophia Pelaez (MHUW) 5-7, 4-0, retired
4. Victoria Franklin (MHUW) def. Grace Hall (UVAW-W) 6-2, 6-2
5. Haley Steinkamp (MHUW) def. Montana Hill (UVAW-W) 6-2, 6-0
6. Kat Horner (MHUW) def. Olivia Dishner (UVAW-W) 6-1, 6-4

Doubles competition

1. Evan Lake/Julianne Launay (MHUW) def. Katya Akimenko/Liza Akimenko (UVAW-W) 6-4
2. Haley Steinkamp/Victoria Franklin (MHUW) def. Aya Melhem/Grace Hall (UVAW-W) 6-4
3. Sophia Pelaez/Kat Horner (MHUW) def. Montana Hill/Lillian Morris (UVAW-W) 6-4

Match Notes:
UVa-Wise 0-3
Mars Hill 2-0