The Scotland High School varsity women’s tennis squad is currently looking to add a few more non-conference opponents to their regular season schedule.
In the meanwhile, the lady Scots made the most of their non-conference debut against Whiteville, winning four of their six individual match ups to take the meet 6-3.
“It was a great opening match for us,” said Scotland varsity tennis coach Jeanne Roller. “Whiteville was much tougher than we expected and a great team to add to our non-conference schedule.”
Scotland’s top three players were dominant in their individual match ups. Facing off against Whiteville’s Olivia Butler, Charlotte Laurent won in straight sets 6-2, 6-1, while Munroe Buie and Leslie Floyd each closed their opponents out in consecutive sets as well.
All told, the Fighting Scots’ top three players outscored Whiteville 36-7.
In the match of the night, Scotland’s Sallie Wegner found herself down 4-1 against Margaret High in the first set, only to battle back and win 7-6 in a tiebreaker. She would go on to win her next set to take the match.
Scotland’s bottom two players Hannah Cox and Kaylan Ellis, both new to the lineup, lost their respective matches (Cox in straight sets, Ellis 1-6, 6-2, 8-10). But Roller believes they will both overcome their opening match jitters to log strong season performances.
“The bottom of our lineup is our weakness,” Roller said. “But I attribute a lot of to nerves, and as the season progresses I feel they will both get more comfortable.”
As it stands, the Scotland women’s varsity tennis team has a tenative August 30 date set for their first SEC conference match of the season, hosting Purnell Swett at the Scotland Tennis Center.