RALEIGH, N.C. -- With the return of cold, winter temperatures Tuesday afternoon, the Meredith College tennis Avenging Angels hosted Division II Shaw University in a non-conference dual. The seasoned Bears squad downed MCTN 9-0, but the Avenging Angels showed determination and strength down the stretch.
Sophomore Natalie Collins leads the Angels at no. 1 in both singles and doubles and gave her opponent Teodora Jovanovic some trouble. Collins battled for a 6-4 finish in set one and captured two games early in the second set before falling to Jovanovic. Collins with freshman partner Aly Henneberry played a tough duo at the top spot in doubles, scoring one point in the match.
Meredith hits the road for the remainder of February through the entire month of March and returns home April 4 versus Greensboro. Next up, the Avenging Angels face off with Montreat College and Brevard this weekend.