Alma, Mich. - The Alma College women's tennis team dropped a 5-4 decision to Cornerstone University on Saturday (Feb. 16) in its first match of the spring season.
The Scots earned crucial points at No. 1, 5, and 6 singles and a win at No. 3 doubles, but ended up falling short to the Golden Eagles.
How It Happened
- Cornerstone picked up wins in the first two doubles spots to start before the team of Bernadette Garibay (Lansing, Mich. / Grand Ledge) and Hannan Hakim had an 8-3 victory in the No. 3 spot.
- Brooke Butterfield (Portland, Mich. / Portland) started the singles competition out strong with a 6-0, 6-3 victory over Cornerstone's Valentina Garcia. Alma dropped close matches in the next three singles rounds.
- Sophomore Lucy McCarthy (Rockford, Mich. / Rockford) won in a third-set decision 2-6, 6-4, 7-5 to earn another point for the Scots. In the No. 6 spot, Bernadette Garibay's (Lansing, Mich. / Grand Ledge) match also went to a tie-breaker, where she came up victorious against Cornerstone's Abbie Meeuwsen 7-5, 3-6, 6-2.
The Scots travel to Franklin College next Saturday (Feb. 23) for a match against the Grizzlies starting at 11 a.m.