Women's Tennis Downed at Lenoir-Rhyne, 9-0

HICKORY, N.C. --- The Lees-McRae women's tennis dropped a 9-0 decision in nonconference action Saturday afternoon at Lenoir-Rhyne in Hickory, N.C.

The Bears (4-2) won eight of the matches in straight sets. The Bobcats (1-5) saw impressive play from Hilary Lutz (Shelby, N.C.) at No. 2 singles.

Lutz rallied from a set down to force the tiebreaker after Nateesha Hurtt won the opener, 6-3. Lutz took the middle set 7-6, but fell in the deciding one, 10-7.

Freshman Caroline Greene (Summerville, N.C.) hung tough at No. 3 singles despite falling 6-2, 6-3 to Lela Thompson.

All three doubles contests were decided by an 8-4 margin.

LMC returns to action Sat. March 1 when it opens Conference Carolinas play at Erskine in Due West, S.C. at 1 p.m.

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