Score: Evangel 4, Truman State 5
Records: Evangel 2-4; Truman State 3-12
Location: Springfield, Mo. – Cooper Tennis Complex
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – The Evangel women's tennis team dropped a heartbreaker to NCAA Division II Truman State, 5-4, Friday afternoon in non-conference action.
The Crusaders took an early lead with wins at No. 1 and No. 2 doubles. The momentum continued into singles briefly as Mairead Cleary took a 6-3, 6-4 win at No. 1 singles. That was followed by a win from Blythe Asbell at No. 6 singles, however, the middle of the lineup for Truman rallied back to edge the Crusaders.
Evangel heads back to St. Louis next weekend with matches Friday and Saturday at St. Louis College of Pharmacy and Missouri Baptist.
1. Mairead Cleary (EU) def. Lauren Jin (TSU) 6-3, 6-4
2. Marisa Thome (TSU) def. Alina Schweizer (EU) 6-3, 6-2
3. Lindsey Schlichting (TSU) def. Katharina Kah (EU) 6-1, 6-2
4. Elise Mousseau (TSU) def. Shyanne Freeman (EU) 6-4, 6-2
5. Maura Dunn (TSU) def. Hannah Anderson (EU) 6-3, 3-6 (5)
6. Blythe Asbell (EU) def. Finessa Rassel (TSU) 2-6, 6-3, (8)
1. Mairead Cleary, Alina Schwiezer (EU) def. Lauren Jin, Maura Dunn (TSU) 8-5
2. Marisa Thome, Lindsey Schlichting (TSU) def. Kati Kah, Shyanne Freeman (EU) 8-3
3. Hannah Anderson, Emily Cook (EU) def. Finessa Rassel, Elise Mousseau (TSU) 9-8 (4)
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