The Oglethorpe women's tennis team performed well in several matches against Christopher Newport Saturday morning, but fell in the end, 7-2.
The Lady Petrels were swept in the doubles portion of the competition, but played well in two of the matches. The team of Tricia Groover and Hailey Bowers hung tough in the No. 3 doubles match before falling, 8-6. In the No. 1 doubles match, Katherine Walker and Marcail McGranahan took Christopher Newport's best team to the end, but lost 8-5.
The Lady Petrels picked up two wins in singles. The first came from Groover, who's been playing well as of late. She won the No. 4 singles match going away, 6-1, 6-1.
Kate Siess got the other win in an absolute marathon of a match that took three hours even with the super-tiebreak in lieu of the third set because Christopher Newport had already clinched the dual match. Siess won the first set, 6-4, but then her opponent came back and won the second set 6-7, 7-6 in the tiebreak. That set up the super-tiebreak, which Siess held on to win, 10-6, completing her marathon victory.
The Lady Petrels drop to 1-5 on the season. After the match, they travel down to Orlando to take part in the Spring Break Sports competition. They will play five dual matches in four days, including on Sunday against former SCAC rival Colorado College at 4:30 p.m.