Tennis Pushes Win Streak to Six on Friday –

CULLOWHEE, N.C. – Western Carolina women’s tennis closed out its four-match homestand on Friday with a 5-2 victory over Young Harris at the Catamount Athletics Complex.

WCU has pushed its record to 6-1 on the young season as the Catamounts have won nine of their last 11 home matches dating back to the 2023 spring season.

Western Carolina (6-1) claimed a 6-2 decision at the No. 2 doubles as sisters Madison Schwarz and Chloe Schwarz got it going for the Catamounts before Isabella Sambola and Angela Perez claimed a decisive 6-1 result to give the hosts the opening point. Andrea Redondo and Jade Groen stretched their win streak to six in a row with their victory after the doubles point was clinched at No. 3 in the lineup.

Groen made quick work of the Mountain Lions at No. 2 singles winning 6-0, 6-1 before Sambola won 6-1, 6-1 to advance the WCU lead to 3-0. Groen has now won her last six singles matches and has won five of those six in straight sets.

Perez finished off the win for the Catamounts with a 6-2, 6-1 decision at No. 4 singles that pushed the WCU win streak to six in a row. Redondo continued the winning ways for the Catamounts winning 7-5, 6-1 in No. 6 singles that allowed WCU’s lead to swell to 5-0.

Young Harris got on the board at No. 3 and No. 5 singles using a third set super tiebreak in each to provide the final 5-2 result for Western Carolina on Friday afternoon.

Western Carolina opens a road swing on Saturday at 2 p.m. when the Catamounts make the trek to Charlotte to battle Queens University in the first of four straight on the road.

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No. 1 – Angela Perez/Isabella Sambola (WCU) def. Simone Mercier/Meghan Mallath (YHC) 6-1
No. 2 – Madison Schwarz/Chloe Schwarz (WCU) def. Emily Busch/Holly Ashford (YHC) 6-2
No. 3 – Andrea Redondo/Jade Groen (WCU) def. Luciana Bejarano/Catarina Marcko F (YHC) 6-1

No. 1 –Isabella Sambola (WCU) def. Emily Bush (YHC) 6-1, 6-1
No. 2 – Jade Groen (WCU) def. Simone Mercier (YHC) 6-0, 6-1
No. 3 – Luciana Bejarano (YHC) def. Chloe Schwarz (WCU) 7-5, 1-6, 1-0 (10-8)
No. 4 – Angela Perez (WCU) def. Viviana Gomez (YHC) 6-2, 6-1
No. 5 – Meghan Mallath (YHC) def. Dasha Osadova (WCU) 6-3, 2-6, 1-0 (12-10)
No. 6 – Andrea Redondo (WCU) def. Catarina Marcko F (YHC) 7-5, 6-1

Order of Finish: Doubles (2,1,3); Singles (2,1,4,6,5,3) 

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