WOMEN'S TENNIS: YellowJackets fall to USW, regionally ranked Whitworth
SHERMAN, Texas – The LeTourneau women's tennis team dropped two matches at Austin College over the weekend.
The YellowJackets dropped a narrow 5-4 decision to NAIA University of the Southwest on Saturday before falling 9-0 to Division III Whitworth on Sunday.
LeTourneau players took three of the six singles matches against Southwest, but only one of the three doubles matches as the Lady Mustangs claimed the team victory.
Sarah Case (Van Alstyne, Texas/North Central Texas College), Caitlyn Hairell (San Marcos, Texas/San Marcos) and Brooke Kincade (Sugar Land, Texas/Elkins) all won their singles matches. Case and Kincade went undefeated against Southwest, as they paired up for a doubles victory, defeating Mary Thaxton and Stephanie Dixon 8-4 in the No. 1 doubles flight.
Case, the YellowJackets' No. 1 player, had little trouble putting away Andrea Venegas on Saturday, winning by scores 6-3, 6-1. In the No. 4 flight, Kincade also swept to victory, defeating Kelly Sessions 6-0, 6-4.
Hairell prevailed in a longest match of the day, defeating Lindsey Hoffman in the No. 2 singles flight by scores of 6-4, 5-7, 6-4.
Against the Whitworth, ranked eighth in West Region of NCAA Division III by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association, Case took the region's No. 15 player Rachel Burns to three sets, falling 6-0, 3-6, 10-7.
The YellowJackets return to action Friday when they play their first home match of the season against Louisiana College. Match time is slated for 5 p.m.
Univ. of the Southwest (N.M.) 5, LeTourneau 4
Mar 19, 2011 at Sherman, Texas
1. Sarah Case (LETU) def. Andrea Venegas (USW) 6-3, 6-1
2. Caitlyn Hairell (LETU) def. Lindsey Hoffman (USW) 6-4, 5-7, 6-4
3. Tori Delgado (USW) def. Miranda Lamb (LETU) 6-4, 6-2
4. Brooke Kincade (LETU) def. Kelly Sessions (USW) 6-0, 6-4
5. Mary Thaxton (USW) def. April McCamey (LETU) 3-6, 6-3, 6-1
6. Jennifer Esparza (USW) def. Kayla Bonina (LETU) 7-5, 6-4
1. Sarah Case/Brooke Kincade (LETU) def. Mary Thaxton/Stephanie Dixon (USW) 8-4
2. Lindsey Hoffman/Kelly Sessions (USW) def. Caitlyn Hairell/Kayla Bonina (LETU) 8-2
3. Andrea Venegas/Tori Delgado (USW) def. April McCamey/Miranda Lamb (LETU) 8-6
#8 Whitworth 9, LeTourneau 0
Mar 20, 2011 at Sherman, Texas
1. #15 Rachel Burns (WHTW) def. Sarah Case (LETU) 6-0, 3-6, 10-7
2. Alli Marshall (WHTW) def. Caitlyn Hairell (LETU) 6-0, 6-2
3. Erica Bosman (WHTW) def. Brooke Kincade (LETU) 6-3, 6-1
4. Katie Stuadinger (WHTW) def. Miranda Lamb (LETU) 6-0, 6-0
5. Siri Carlson (WHTW) def. April McCamey (LETU) 7-5, 6-2
6. Claire Hemming (WHTW) def. Kayla Bonina (LETU) 6-3, 6-3
1. Rachel Burns/Alli Marshall (WHTW) def. Sarah Case/Brooke Kincade (LETU) 8-1
2. Katie Stuadinger/Erica Bosman (WHTW) def. Caitlyn Hairell/Kayla Bonina (LETU) 8-1
3. Janell Talbot/Siri Carlson (WHTW) def. April McCamey/Miranda Lamb (LETU) 8-2