Tennis Drops Pair of Conference Decisions to Edgewood & MSOE

Tennis Drops Pair of Conference Decisions to Edgewood & MSOE

MILWAUKEE, Wis. – The Alverno tennis team took part in a busy afternoon of action on Saturday as the team competed against the Edgewood Eagles and the MSOE Raiders on the road. Against Edgewood, the Inferno were not able to win a match, however later in the day the Inferno notched one win against MSOE, falling by an 8-1 score.

Winning the lone match of the weekend was junior Michelle Alexander, who won the top flight in singles against MSOE in the afternoon session. Alexander won the match 6-1, 6-4.

In other singles competition against MSOE the Inferno had senior Lia Hutchins force a third set after winning the second by a 7-6 margin. The third set onward as it was ultimately MSOE's second singles competitor to pick up the third set win 10-7.

Senior Dani Hood won a game in her first set and two more in the second, while freshman Aaliyah McAfee was unable to grab a win in the fourth pairing. Freshman Ashley Boston notched one win in the second set as she fell in straight sets in the fifth group.

In doubles action Alexander and Hood fell 8-2, while Hutchins and McAfee dropped an 8-1 decision.

Earlier in the day, the Inferno kicked off a busy day of action in Madison on Saturday with another conference match against Edgewood. Alverno dropped all of its decisions, falling by a 9-0 score to the Eagles.

To start the day Alexander and Hood fought to an 8-4 loss in the first doubles, while Hutchins and McAfee fell 8-1 in the second doubles.

Singles action saw Alexander drop 6-4 decisions in her two sets, while Hutchins forced a third set with a 6-4 win in the second before dropping the third 10-2.

In the third singles Hood fell 6-2, 6-1, while McAfee and Boston were unable to get wins in their singles matches to close out the competition against Edgewood.

Alverno (0-5, 0-3 NACC) returns to action this Saturday, when the team visits Lawrence University in Appleton, Wis., for non-conference tilts with both host Lawrence and UW-Stevens Point.