JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – The Carson-Newman women's tennis team won their fourth straight match against Tennessee Wesleyan with an 8-1 victory on Friday afternoon, it was the Eagles first win of the 2017 season.
The Carson-Newman (1-3) women's tennis team took two out of three matches in doubles play on Friday afternoon. The No.1 doubles team of Ali Harris (Crossville, Tenn.) and Jill Corsato-Owsianka (Germany) shutout Tennessee Wesleyan (3-2) 8-0. The all-freshman tandem of Alisa Liashova (Ukraine) and Klara Vuckovic (Germany) won 8-1 at No.2 doubles. Lindy Tatum (Henderson, Tenn.) and Sydney Ledington (Corbin, Ky.) lost in the finals doubles match of the afternoon 8-5.
Harris and Corsato-Owsianka carried their momentum into singles play, each picking up a straight sets victory over the Bulldogs. Harris won her first match of the season at No.1 singles (6-1, 6-2), while Corsato-Owsianka picked up her second victory of the season at the No.2 singles position (6-2, 6-0).
The Eagles Freshman trio of Liashova, Vukovic, and Tatum excelled in their first collegiate home match. Liashova won in straight sets over Haruka Hirata 6-4, 6-4. Vukovic easily defeated Wendi Watson at the No.4 singles position 6-2, 6-2. Tatum defeated Arianna Pelletti 6-1, 6-3 at the No.5 singles position giving the freshman trio a combined 3-0 record on the day.
Ledington rounded things out for the women's team winning in straight sets 6-2, 6-3 over Rachel Walker at the No.6 singles position.
The women's tennis team will have a quick turnaround and begin South Atlantic Conference play on Sunday afternoon against Anderson University at 2 p.m.