Wichita, Kan. – A hard fought KCAC opener fell the way of the Tabor College women's tennis team Saturday morning at the Riverside Tennis Center in Wichita, Kan. After taking 2-3 doubles matches the Lady Jays hung on in singles play for a 5-4 victory over conference foe Friends University to open up a 1-0 record in KCAC play.
Trailing 2-3 in No. 1 doubles the Lady Jays were forced to withdraw from the match as junior Meredith Voran was sidelined due to a serious knee injury. Junior Karly Lindroth-Yates and sophomore Anna Friesen picked up the slack for Tabor coming away with a victory in No. 2 doubles, while junior Katie Becker and sophomore Krista Schmidt turned in a dominating performance in No. 3 doubles winning 8-0.
Sophomore Rebecca Faber earned a thrilling victory in No. 1 singles as she defeated Elly Johnson in a third set tie breaker by the scores of 6-7(5-7), 6-0, 7-6(7-1). The win by Faber proved crucial as Tabor was unable to compete in its No. 6 singles match do to Voran's injury. After dropping matches at No. 2 and No. 3 singles coupled with a withdraw, Tabor rallied behind Becker and Schmidt earning victories at No. 4 and No. 5 singles to help the Lady Jays earn the one match victory.
Tabor (1-0 KCAC, 3-5 Overall) will return home to take on Kansas Wesleyan University Monday April 8, in Hillsboro, Kan.
# 1 Doubles Rebecca Faber and Meredith Voran lost to Elly Johnson and Katy O'Reilly the score was 2-3 when Tabor was forced to withdraw because of Meredith Voran's knee injury.
# 2 Doubles Anna Friesen and Karly Lindroth-Yates defeated Jessica Penrose and Sierra Olteam 8-5
# 3 Doubles Katie Becker and Krista Schmidt defeated Stephanie Curtis and Lauren Diee 8-0
#1 Singles Rebecca Faber defeated Elly Johnson 6-7(5-7), 6-0, 7-6(7-1)
# 2 Singles Anna Friesen lost to Katy O'Reilly 3-6, 3-6
# 3 Singles Karly Lindroth-Yates lost to Jessica Penrose 2-6, 3-6
# 4 Singles Katie Becker defeated Sierra Olteam 6-3, 6-3
# 5 Singles Krista Schmidt defeated Stephanie Curtis 3-6, 6-2, 6-3
# 6 Singles was defaulted due to Meredith Voran's Knee injury