Tennis concludes season with loss

The women’s tennis team lost 7-0 Saturday, April 7, to Hillsdale College to finalize a rough 2018-2019 season. SVSU started behind, missing players to fill the number five and six slots in the singles games.

Junior Maddie Miller and sophomore Joanne Gao worked to keep up in their doubles match, only losing 6-4. Freshman Nicole Johnson and junior Taylor McLaughlin fell 6-1 in their doubles match.

In singles, the team forfeited two games because they were low on players. Miller lost 6-4 and 6-3. Gao split the first two games, winning 6-7 and losing 6-1. She then went into a 10-point tiebreaker and lost with a close 11-9.

McLaughlin also lost her match. She stuck close to her opponent, only losing 6-4 in the first game, then falling 6-3 in the second.

Johnson worked hard as well, keeping up with her opponent and only falling 6-4 in the first game, then 7-5 in the second.

The team should start again next season with the same roster and additional newcomers.

Melissa Vennix
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