On Saturday afternoon, the Spring Hill College women's tennis team dropped the opening match of the season by a 5-4 score to defending GCAC Champion Xavier University (La.) at the Copeland-Cox Tennis Center.
Xavier led 2-1 after the doubles matches and then split the singles matches 3-3 to hang on for the win.
1. Anastesia Opata (XU) def Paige Malone (SHC); 6-1, 6-0
2. Angelina Callis (XU) def. McCall Hedrick (SHC); 6-1, 6-1
3. Carmen Nelson (XU) def. Lynne Fritscher (SHC); 6-2, 6-3
4. Shelby Fritscher (SHC) def. Colleen McArthur (XU); 6-2, 6-0
5. Alex Tovar (SHC) def. Melissa DeLoach; 6-3, 6-3
6. Allison Symulevich (SHC) def. (XU); default
1. Opata-Callis (XU) def. Symulevich-Montegut (SHC); 8-3
2. Nelson-McArthur (XU) Shelby Fritshcer-Hitt (SHC); 8-6
3. Tovar-Lynne Fritscher (SHC) def. (XU); default