Less than a week after the team won its first season opener since 2013, Ashland University women's tennis fell to Michigan Tech, 8-1, on Friday (Sept. 15) at home.
"Today was a well-played match from an experienced Michigan Tech team," AU head coach Lexi Bolesky said.
The Ashland (1-1 overall, 0-1 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference) lineup included four freshmen, none of which were able to pull out a victory.
Of them, Hazuki Ogino played her first career collegiate match the closest, falling 6-7, 6-1, 10-5 to MTU (3-0, 1-0) junior Vicky Quinde.
Nonetheless, Eagles sophomore Allison Brooks upped her singles record to 2-0 this season with a 6-4, 6-3 win over Huskies junior Allenca Rolim in the No. 6 position.
"Our girls performed well, but are motivated to make a few adjustments to improve for tomorrow," Bolesky said.
AU will have the chance to quickly bounce back with another home match against Lake Superior State on Saturday (Sept. 16) at 10 a.m.
"We are excited to get back out on the courts and continue working to improve our games," Bolesky said.
Order of finish – DOUBLES: 3, 2, 1… SINGLES: 2, 6, 3, 5, 1, 4