SALINA — In the 2018 regular season finale, the Fort Hays State women’s tennis team suffered an 8-1 loss to Southwest Baptist in a match held in Salina. The Tigers, with the loss, fall to 6-10 overall, while ending with an 1-8 MIAA mark. Southwest Baptist improves to 13-3 overall, boasting a 7-3 conference record.
Haley Weidemann claimed the lone win on the day for the Tigers as she earned the 6-4, 6-2 win at No. 6 singles over Beatrix Federer of Southwest Baptist. Natalie Lubbers fell in a close 6-3, 6-3 match to Klara Vickov, while Ellea Ediger dropped a 6-3, 6-1 loss to Constanca Crespo. Laura Jimenez-Lendinez, Macy Moyers and Nicole Lubbers all dropped their singles contests to the Bearcats.
In doubles, Southwest Baptist claimed all three matches on the day. Vickov and Jill Van den Dungen defeated Lauren Lindell and Natalie Lubbers 8-0, with Moyers and Ediger dropping an 8-1 tilt to Lucia Diaz and her partner Crespo. Finally, Jimenez-Lendinez and Nicole Lubbers fell in a close 8-5 match against Federer and Sarah Brown to give the Bearcats the victory.