Payback is sweet. Women's Tennis Coach Kelly Hernandez knew that Tuesday's match against visiting Camden County College would be a pivitol turning point following an earlier loss this season to the Cougars.
Her Roadrunners did not disappoint. Behind solid efforts by First Singles Tori Nugent (Pennsville), who remained unbeaten with a 6-1, 6-1 triumph, and the First Doubles Team of Nugent and Lexi Pierce (Woodstown), the Roadrunners pulled out a 5-4 decision to improve their overall record to 6-1 this fall.
The team triumph avenged a 5-4 defeat to the Cougars earlier in the month, the only loss of the season.
"Wow, can you believe this!" said Hernandez following the win. "We just never gave up, even though we had lost to Camden County earlier this year. Today, we were resilient -- we battled hard for everything. We deserved to win."
In Singles action, Third Singles Haley Kircher grabbed a win by scores of 6-3, 3-6, and 6-1. Rachel Ondrick (Pennsville) claimed a victory at Fifth Singles in straight sets 6-3, 7-5.
Nugent and Pierce won at First Doubles by a score of 8-3. The Second Doubles combo of Nicole Andreacchio (Williamstown) and Haley Kircher (Pennsville) posted an 8-6 triumph.
The Roadrunners host Ocean County CC on Thursday in a Region XIX match starting at 3:30 pm.
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