LAURINBURG — After a undefeated start the Lady Scots tennis team has hit a few bumps in the road, losing their last two matches, 1-8.
On Thursday, the Lady Scots faced off with Richmond and despite the final score the matches on the first three courts were up for grabs. The Lady Scots sole win of the match came from senior Cheyanne Strong who took on Richmond’s Deshay Bull.
Strong held on to win the match, 6-4, 6-4 after a scoring dispute between the two first singles players required the coaches to get involved. The issue was resolved and the two concluded the match under the close eye of both head coaches.
Court two saw senior Kathryn Goodwin take on Richmond’s Jayana Nicholson. It was a frustrating match for Goodwin who struggled with getting her serve over the net and in bounds. The frustration led to uncharacteristic errors by the senior and allowed Nicholson to win the match in two sets, 6-4, 6-2.
Sophomore Samantha Bowen played a marathon match against Richmond’s Kathleen Pittman. Bowen too struggled with her serve in the first set falling to Pittman 1-6 before taking a 4-1 lead in the second set. It looked like Bowen would force a third set tiebreaker but Pittman rallied late in the match to pull off the win, 7-5.
The Lady Scots other three singles players —Liza McIntrye, Karrigan Campbell and Justice McCrimmon — all suffered two set losses. McIntyre fell to Richmond’s Greyson Way, 1-6, 1-6 while Campbell dropped her match to Meredith Stogner, 0-6, 1-6. McCrimmon fell in straight sets to Richmond’s Chloe Wiggins, 0-6, 0-6.
The doubles matches were also a wash for the Lady Scots as they lost all three courts. Strong and Bowen fell to Bull and Pittman, 3-8 while Goodwin and McIntrye dropped their doubles match to Nicholson and Way, 2-8. Campbell and McCrimmon rounded out the losses for the Lady Scots with a 4-8 loss to Richmond’s Wiggins and Emily Parsons.
The Lady Scots move to 3-2 overall and were scheduled to play a make-up match with Pinecrest on Monday but due to Hurricane Irma that match has again been postponed. The team is tentatively back in action on Sept. 14 with a home match against Jack Britt at 4 p.m.
Amber Hatten can be reached at 910-506-3170.