RICHMOND, Ky. -- No. 2-ranked Lindsey Wilson women's tennis fell to NCAA's Western Carolina (N.C.) 4-3 today in both team's season opener at the Greg Adams Tennis Center at Eastern Kentucky University.
The Blue Raiders (0-1) captured the doubles point and the first two singles points, but the the Catamounts (1-0) proved to be too much down the stretch in the 4-3 win.
Western Carolina bounced back to take the third-seeded doubles match -- Elizabeth Ansari and Madison Riley defeated Alex Shchipakina and Gabriella Pedroza 6-1 -- to force a decisive match in the top-seeded match.
Lindsey Wilson carried momentum from the doubles win into singles play.
Curty opened the singles matches with a win at the fourth-seeded match. She extends her singles winning streak to 17 straight matches -- dating back to last season -- with a 6-4, 6-1 win over McCall.
Shchipakina extended the Blue Raiders' lead to 3-0 with a 6-3, 6-4 win over Strickland in the No. 2 match.
Webb ignited the Western Carolina comeback in the third-seeded match with a 6-4, 6-3 win over Gligic to cut the team deficit to 3-1. Taranto added a 6-0, 7-6 win over Kattah in the top-seeded match to inch the Catamounts within one of the Blue Raiders with two matches remaining.
Riley knotted the overall match in the fifth-seeded battle, defeating Prados Cid 6-4, 6-4. The Catamounts closed out the comeback win in the sixth-seeded match as Ansari handed Pedroza a 6-1, 6-4 defeat.
Lindsey Wilson returns to action at 7 p.m. CT on Saturday, Feb. 4, as the Blue Raiders travel to Bellarmine (Ky.) in Louisville, Ky.