On Saturday, the No. 21 ranked Spring Hill College women's tennis team lost to conference foe and 19th ranked Xavier University (La.) by a 5-4 score in a rain-shortened match.
Xavier (11-7, 10-1 GCAC) led 2-1 after doubles play with the day's crucial outcome being decided in a close 9-7 outcome on Court No. 2. The Gold Nuggets' Colleen McArthur and Carmen Nelson held on for the win over the Badgers' McCall Hedrick and Alex Tovar.
The No. 2 doubles result would loom even larger when the singles matches were retired due to rain with SHC winning on courts 3, 5 & 6 while XU took courts 1, 2 & 4 resulting in the 5-4 win for the home-standing Nuggets.
The Lady Badgers (8-4, 6-3 GCAC) will next play at the 25th ranked University of Mobile Lady Rams (9-3, 5-3 GCAC) on Wednesday at 3 p.m.
1. Anastasia Opata (XU) def. Tara Montegut (SHC); 6-2, 3-0 (retired-rain)
2. Angelina Callis (XU) def. McCall Hedrick (SHC); 6-3, (retired-rain)
3. Alex Tovar (SHC) def. Colleen McArthur (XU); 6-1, (retired-rain)
4. Carmen Nelson (XU) def. Lynne Fritscher (SHC); 5-2, (retired-rain)
5. Shelby Fritscher (SHC) def. Melissa DeLoach (XU); 3-2, (retired-rain)
6. Allison Symulevich (SHC) def. Ashley McGill (XU); 6-1, 3-0 (retired-rain)
1. Opata-Callis (XU) def. S. Fritscher-L. Fritscher (SHC); 8-1
2. McArthur-Nelson (XU) def. Hedrick-Tovar (SHC); 9-7
3. Hitt-Symulevich (SHC) def. DeLoach-McGill (XU); 8-5