Tigers edge Coyotes in non-conference play on the road

The Fort Hays State tennis team edged Kansas Wesleyan on Tuesday evening in Salina, by a score of 5-4 in non-conference play. The Tigers moved to 10-8 overall with the win. Fort Hays State won two of three doubles matches and then split with KWU in singles play for the one-point win.
In doubles play, Camille Caron-Bedard and Reinette Strydomteamed at the No. 1 position to defeat Amber Zimmerman and Heather Koester 8-4. The No. 3 team of Raven Dick and Katie Hipp defeated Taylor Noeal and Brenda Sanchez also by a score of 8-4. The No. 2 team of Jessica Johnson and Michelle Miller fell 8-6 to Cassidy Cook and Sydney Reece.

All singles matches finished in straight sets. At No. 1, Caron-Bedard defeated Zimmerman 6-1, 6-2. At No. 3, Strydom defeated Reece 6-1, 6-1 and at No. 4, Hipp defeated Sanchez 6-1, 6-0. Miller lost at the No. 2 position 6-0, 7-5 to Cook, while Johnson fell at No. 5, 6-4, 6-1 to Koester. Dick lost at No. 6 by a 6-3, 6-0 count to Noel.

The Tigers pick up another road non-conference match at Stephens College on Friday in Columbia, Mo., before taking on Lindenwood on Saturday in conference play in St. Charles, Mo.

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