March 19, 2014

Pfeiffer defeats King 5-0

MISENHEIMER, N.C. – The King University women's tennis team fell to regionally-ranked Pfeiffer University on Wednesday by the unusual score of 5-0.

The Tornado (7-9, 2-4 Conference Carolinas) and Falcons (11-0, 3-0 Conference Carolinas) were unable to begin their match on time due to inclement weather in the area, so the decision was made to discontinue the match as soon as one team reached five wins. The Southeast Region's tenth-ranked team was able to dispatch of the Tornado 5-0 in the shortened match.

Pfeiffer swept all three doubles matches over King, including two by scores of 8-0. Mariana Hosomi and Naomi Reyes fell 8-3 at the No. 2 position. In singles play, Katya Cerny fell 6-0, 6-0 to Olivia Nelms, Pfeiffer's top singles player. Reyes also fell at the second flight. Hosomi was trailing her match at No. 3 singles in the second set, and No. 4 player Alyssa Salazar had just begun her bout with Hannah Watson when the match was discontinued.

King will now have nine days off before its next competition. The Tornado will travel to Spartanburg, S.C. to take on Converse College in Conference Carolinas play on Friday, March 28. The match is scheduled to begin at 3:30 p.m.