Women’s Tennis Breaks Losing Streak, Now 1-7

It was a great week for Shepherd women’s tennis, which included a 4-3 win over Alderson-Broaddus on Wednesday, Oct. 8 and a 5-0 win over Concord on Friday, Oct. 10.

The matchup against the Lady Battlers was greatly anticipated by the team. “Alderson-Broaddus is the match to be at, it’s always close” said junior Chloe Raines. The promise of a close match held true, as Shepherd achieved one win in doubles and three wins in singles.

Senior Katelyn Mumaw and freshman Molly Lovern won their number one doubles match 8-4. Mumaw and Lovern also won their singles matches in two sets each, along with senior Alice D’Alauro, who won her number four singles matchup after taking it to three sets. “We played to the best of our ability, and it showed,” said Lovern.

Coming off their win, the Lady Rams’ momentum carried into Friday’s match against Concord. Katelyn Mumaw and Molly Lovern got the number one doubles win with a score of 8-4. Alice D’Alauro and Chloe Raines won at number two doubles with a final score of 8-0. Senior Stacy Brewbaker and sophomore Jill Spuria swept their match as well at number three doubles. Both Mumaw and Lovern won their singles matchups, but number three, four, and five singles were not completed due to rain.

The Shepherd women improved their record to 3-8 overall and 2-5 in conference play. The team, along with men’s tennis, was scheduled to return to action against Chowan University on Sunday, Oct. 12, but the matchup has been postponed until further notice.

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