Lions record first spring win in Orlando


Abbey Finn, Beacon Archive

The women’s team won its fourth match of the season on Sunday.

By Megan MacLaren

The women’s tennis team opened its spring break trip with a 5-4 win over King’s College in Orlando, Florida. 

The Lions got on the board with a number-four singles win from sophomore Thea Nagle, who won both of her sets. The Lion’s took a 2-0 lead after the number-two singles match, a two set win by sophomore Annie Woodbury. 

The Monarchs cut the lead with a singles win from number one junior Emily Fernandez in three sets. Freshman Sophie Oglensky increased the Lions’ lead to 3-1, winning both of her sets in the number-three singles match. The Lions fell in the number five and six singles matches after each went to three sets. 

In doubles play, the Monarchs took the first match 8-2 over Lions junior Cassia Burns and freshman Angelica Ao. The Lions won the second doubles match, tying the game at four. In a close doubles match, Woodbury and Oglensky defeated the Monarchs 8-7, leading to a Lions win. 

This is the Lions’ first win of the spring season after finishing their fall schedule with a 3-2 record. 

The Lions will face Wartburg College at 9 a.m. on March 2 in Orlando, Florida.