Women's Tennis: Panthers rally to beat N.C. Wesleyan 5-4

Freshman Morgan McDonald won the decisive match Sunday at #5 singles. (LaGrange College Sports Information Photo)
Freshman Morgan McDonald won the decisive match Sunday at #5 singles. (LaGrange College Sports Information Photo)

LaGrange rallied to beat visiting North Carolina Wesleyan 5-4 on Sunday in a USA South match. The Panthers evened their season record at 3-3 and conference record at 2-2.

After taking two of the three doubles matches, the Panthers lost three of the singles matches to fall behind 4-2. But they rallied to take the final three singles matches and win the match.

Madison McDonald started the Panthers' comeback with a straight set win at #6 singles. Kelsey Ellison tied the match with a straight set win at #2 singles. In the deciding match, Morgan McDonald won in three sets at #5 singles.

Singles:
1. Samia Kacher (NCW) def. Caroline Brasier (LC) 6-1, 6-3
2. Kelsey Ellison (LC) def. Katie Beeman (NCW) 6-4, 7-5
3. Tori Jones (NCW) def. Blake Alford (LC) 6-1, 6-2
4. Bristy Parker (NCW) def. Leslie Smith (LC) 6-0, 6-0
5. Morgan McDonald (LC) def. Tija Riley (NCW) 3-6, 6-3, 6-4
6. Madison McDonald (LC) def. Dori Brooks (NCW) 6-1, 6-0

Doubles:
1. Caroline Brasier/Kelsey Ellison (LC) def. Katie Beeman/Samia Kacher (NCW) 9-7
2. Tori Jones/Bristy Parker (NCW) def. Leslie Smith/Bri Gooden-Browne (LC) 8-1
3. Blake Alford/Morgan McDonald (LC) def. Tija Riley/Dori Brooks (NCW) 8-4