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Tusculum opens Spring Break trip with 6-3 win over UNC Pembroke

Tusculum opens Spring Break trip with 6-3 win over UNC Pembroke
Box score HILTON HEAD, S.C. ---

The Tusculum College Women's tennis team opened its annual Spring Break trip to Hilton Head with a 6-3 win over UNC Pembroke Monday morning.

The Pioneers (6-1) and Braves (3-6) were tied 3-3 after singles play, but Tusculum won all three doubles contests to improve to 5-0 during the spring portion of its schedule.

Courtney Conley posted a 6-1, 6-4 victory at flight three over Hannah Herlocker, Taylor Patterson downed Shelby Bickel 6-4, 6-1 at flight four and Kate Hutchinson rolled to a 6-3, 6-1 victory at flight six over Monica Espitia to help the Pioneers to a split of singles play.

In doubles, Holly Verner and Katelyn Doss defeated Mia Winterbottom and Bickel 8-6, Conley and Patterson bested Leigh-Anne McAfee and Herlocker 8-5, and Hutchinson teamed with Megan Buckmaster for an 8-5 win over Madeline DiNunzio and Espitia.

With their singles wins, Patterson and Conley each moved to 6-1 this season for the Pioneers. Doss and Verner improved their record to 5-0 in doubles with their triumph.

The Pioneers are back on the court Tuesday morning at 8 a.m. against Ashland.

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