By Christy Cain
(MOBILE, Ala.) “Before the match began this afternoon, we talked about a quote from the movie Miracle that says ‘All great moments are born from great opportunity,’” opened head women’s tennis coach Kendyll McManigal. “We had the opportunity to play a talented team today. It was our goal to stay focused and inspired towards greatness the entire match.”
Going up against a defending National Championship team is no easy feat, but this afternoon the Westmont women’s tennis team gave #1 Georgia Gwinnett a run for their money in the second round of the NAIA Women’s Tennis National Championship. The Warriors opened with a burst of energy in doubles play to take a 2-1 lead going into singles play, but eventually fell 5-2 to the reigning NAIA National Champions.
This season, doubles play has proved to be a strong point for the Warrior women and this afternoon they did not disappoint. While Grace Davis and Emily Keach lost 0-8 on court number three, the other two Warriors duos made up some ground to put Westmont up 2-1.