Women's Tennis Drops Season Opener to Messiah

YORK, PA – The York College women's tennis squad opened the fall portion of their 2013-14 season with a tough 6-3 loss to Messiah College in a non-conference contest Saturday in York.

The contest was the season opener for both teams.

The Falcons captured two of the three doubles points as they won the first and second matches. York picked up a point when Nikki Olson (Mohnton, Pa./Governor Mifflin) and Lauren Valles (East Northport, N.Y./Northport) posted an 8-6 third doubles win.

York received singles wins from freshman Darian Naill (New Windsor, Md./South Carroll) and Valles.

Naill won the second singles match as she posted a 6-3, 6-3 win over Eileen Barker. Valles earned the sixth singles win as she posted a 1-6, 6-4, 11-9 three set win over Meagan Scala.

The Spartans will play their second and final home match of the fall on Tuesday afternoon when they host Goucher College in a non-conference match. The match is slated for a 3:00 pm start.

Darian Naill photo courtesy of Zack Teator