On a cold and rainy day, the Bearcats were up well before dawn to to meet conference rival Carlow University in Richmond, KY on the campus of Eastern Kentucky University.
" We came out a little slow and sluggish after the long drive." Coach Etchison.
Brescia quickly fell behind 4-0 at #1 doubles and 3-0 at #2 doubles. The # 2 team of Taylor Wathen (SO/Owensboro,KY) and Natalie Wiriyachon finally found their range and reeled off 8 straight games.
It took Dakota Durrett (SR/Paducah,KY) and Tarsila Duck (SR/Mogi das Cruzes, SP Brazil) a bit longer. Down 4-6, the Bearcat dou took 3 straight games to ahead 7-6 and had match point but the team from Carlow came back to go up 8-7. Brescia rallied again to force a tiebreak at 8-8. It was all Brescia after that, taking 7 straight points to post a 9-8 victory.
With the team score all square at 2-2, Durrett rolled to victory at #1 singles 6-1,6-1. Taylor Wathen took a tough 6-3,6-2 win at # 4 singles and Wiriyachon clinched the win for the Bearcats with tense 6-1,7-6(1) victory.
Tarsile Duck added a 6-1,6-1 win at # 3 singles.
The Bearcats next take on the Redwolves of IU East to close out their road trip