WATERLOO, Iowa – The SIUE women's tennis team fell 4-3 at Northern Iowa Sunday. SIUE's Callaghan Adams led the Cougars on the day, winning both her doubles and singles matches.
The match took place at the Blackhawk Tennis Club. The Cougars fall to 2-3 on the season while the Panthers improve to 2-1.
"This was a tough loss," SIUE Head Coach Adam Albertsen said. "One of the thing we will look back on is those crucial doubles points. "
In No. 2 doubles, SIUE's Adams and Maria Thibault defeated Reghan Lynch and Claudia Toledo, 6-2. The duo of Adams and Thibault are now 3-2 on the season in No. 2 doubles.
Adams defeated Northern Iowa's Kate Merrick, 6-2, 6-2, in No. 5 singles. SIUE's Lara Tupper defeated Toledo, 6-4, 7-5. Tupper is 3-1 in No. 2 doubles this season.
SIUE's Nicole Gomez defeated Harri Proudfoot 7-6, 5-7, 10-8, in the No. 3 singles match.
In No. 1 singles, UNI's Lynch defeated SIUE's Alina Munteanu, 6-2, 6-3. Munteanu falls to 3-2 in No. 1 singles.
"We definitely saw bright spots this weekend," Albertsen added. "Lara had a strong showing in singles play and Callaghan and Nicole played very well today. We will learn from what we saw and continue on getting better in the early season."
SIUE will play host to Green Bay Feb. 10 at the Edwardsville Y. Doubles play is set to begin at 10 a.m.