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Western Carolina victorious over Bucknell
Courtesy: Southern Conference
Release: 03/15/2019
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ORLANDO, Fla. – Western Carolina women’s tennis concluded its spring break trip in Orlando, Fla. with a 5-2 win over Bucknell. The Catamounts went 5-0 for the week.  

The Basics

Score: Western Carolina 5, Bucknell 2

Records:  Western Carolina 10-6, Bucknell 9-3

Location: Orlando, Fla.

TURNING POINT:

After dropping the doubles point, Western Carolina went on to win five of the six singles matches.

INSIDE THE BOX SCORE:

  • The Catamount duo of Jacy Smith and Julia Pezzuco got a 6-2 win at No. 2 doubles to get a leg up on the doubles point. However, Bucknell bounced back and took the matches at No. 1 and No. 3 doubles to take the point.
  • With the Catamounts trailing 1-0 early, WCU went on to take a 3-1 lead with victories at No. 5, 6 and 1 singles.
  • The Bison cut the Catamount lead to 3-2 with a win at No. 4 singles.
  • Lauren McCall’s win at No. 3 singles, with a 7-5, 7-6 victory, clinched the match for the Catamounts.

NOTES:

  • Western Carolina has won eight of its last nine matches and fifth straight.
  • Rookie Smith has won eight-straight matches at No. 2 singles and 11 of her last 12. She currently leads the team with a 12-3 singles record.
  • Junior Jordan Strickland won her 34th match in singles and remains in second place in the WCU record books. She needs four more wins to take over first place.  

UPCOMING:

Western Carolina returns to action at 11 a.m. March 24 hosting Chattanooga at the Catamount Athletic Complex.   

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