LCSC women fall to Air Force and Idaho
The Lewis-Clark State College women’s tennis team continued to find the going a bit rough against NCAA Division I competition, falling to both Air Force and the University of Idaho by identical 6-1 scores at the LCSC Tennis Center on Sunday.
The Warriors are now 0-3 on the season and all three losses are to NCAA Division I foes. The Warriors lost to Eastern Washington University on Saturday.
Against Air Force, LCSC’s No. 1 singles player Jamie Chan picked up a 2-6, 6-4, 6-2 win over Christin Abayan for the Warriors’ lone win.
Megan Smedley improved to 2-1 in singles play with a hard-fought 6-4, 5-7, 10-8 win over Idaho’s Annamaria Gould for the Warriors’ lone singles victory against the Vandals. LCSC also picked up a doubles win from Chan and Katharina Marsela.
The Warrior women are back in action on Feb. 6 when they play host to Montana State University-Billings.
AIR FORCE 6, LCSC 1
Singles – Jamie Chan, LC, def. Christin Abayan 2-6, 6-4, 6-2; Allie Chermel, AF, def. Shefat Baishakhi, 6-4, 7-6; Christen Monreal, AF, def. Katharina Marsela, 6-0, 6-3; Tahlia Smoke, AF, def. Rilee Moorhead, 6-3, 6-3; Sarah Cassman, AF, def. Alyson Peck, 6-2, 6-1; Katrina Eramin, AF, def. Megan Smedley 6-2, 6-2.
Doubles – Abayan-Erlyn Rubico, AF, def. Baishakhi-Chan, 8-2; Monreal-Chermel, AF, def. Smedley-Moorhead, 8-1; Cassman-Eramin, AF, def. Chelsey Gay-Marsela, 8-4.
IDAHO 6, LCSC 1
Singles – Silvia Irumescu, UI, def. Chan, 6-4, 6-4; Alexandra Ulesanu, UI, def. Baishakhi, 6-0, 6-2; Basia Maciocha, UI, def. Marsela, 6-2, 6-2; Jana Siwa, UI, def. Moorhead, 6-4, 6-2; Natalie Kirsch, UI, def. Peck, 6-3, 6-3; Smedley, LCSC, def. Annamaria Gould, 6-4, 5-7, 10-8. Exhibition singles – Elaine Lee, LC, def. Justine Textor, 8-5.
Doubles – Chan-Marsela, LCSC, def. Irimescu-Machiocha, 8-4; Yvette Ly-Ulesanu, UI, def. Smedley-Moorhead, 8-3; Gould-Textor, UI, def. Baishakhi-Gay, 8-2.