Indiana University Kokomo hosted their first-ever home tennis match against Franklin College in a non-conference competition.
Location: Kokomo, Ind.
Opponent: Franklin College
Team Score: L, 0-9
- In singles, Katie McCoy took Franklin's Lilly Bushong to a tiebreaker after winning her second set, 8-7.
6. Katie McCoy vs. Lilly Bushong
Score: 4-6, 8-7, 8-10
1. Adrianna Ward/Brianne Abrahamson vs. Karen Drigenburg/Rachel Rose
2. Katie McCoy/Kelsey Kohlmorgen vs. Holyn Eldridge/AlexaSchofner
3. Katie Hart/Kelsey Jones vs. Megan Battles/Lilly Bushong
Thoughts from Head Coach Kristine Miller:
"Tonight there were a lot of positives. First the IU Kokomo community support was outstanding. I think I saw members from the majority of the sports teams there cheering on tennis. How awesome is that?! So thankful to see the chancellor, the vice chancellor, the athletic director, and so many of the administration and staff at our first home match. It truly shows their commitment to the student-athlete experience and how much they care about the community. The girls played to the best of their ability and represented the school well overall. There were some consistency errors, as well as lack of footwork that I would like to see change. Mental toughness needs to increase in a couple positions as well. However, I believe that each girl reflected and continued to get better throughout the night and for that I am proud! Excited to see how the ladies will turn around and respond at the RSC individual tournament this Friday and Saturday."
The IU Kokomo tennis team will compete in the River States Conference Invite in Wilmore, KY hosted by Asbury University Friday, September 8 and Saturday, September 9.