Falcons dig deep for 5-4 win

Falcons dig deep for 5-4 win

On Friday afternoon at Solano College, the FLC women's tennis team rallied from an 0-3 deficit to stun the host Solano falcons, 5-4.  The FLC Falcons dug a deep hole by losing all three doubles to start the match.  Down 0-3, their backs were to the wall for the six singles matches.  After three straight-set victories for Abriana Rowe, Erin Cline, and Regan Blomquist, and a close loss at #1 singles, Solano held a slim 4-3 lead with two matches still playing.  When sophomore Laura Parkyn took the decisive third set at #4 singles to tie the team score at 4-4, the match came down to #6 singles.  FLC freshman Nataleigh Boyle was in the midst of a tense third set when all players from both teams crowded around.  The resilient Solano player recovered from a 1-4 deficit to tie the score at 6-all, forcing a 7-point tie-breaker to determine the match, both individually and team.  In the tie-breaker, the players split the first four points (2-2) before Nataleigh won five of the next six points to win the tie breaker 7-3 and clinch the exciting 5-4 team victory. 


                Women's Doubles                                                  Women's Singles

                Frank/Rowe lost 4-8                                               #1 Anjelica Frank lost 6-7, 3-6

                Cline/Parkyn lost 5-8                                              #2 Abriana Rowe won 7-5, 7-5

                Blomquist/Boyle lost 5-8                                       #3 Erin Cline won 6-2, 7-5

                                                                                                #4 Laura Parkyn won 7-5, 2-6, 6-2

                                                                                                #5 Regan Blomquist won 6-3, 6-4

                                                                                                #6 Nataleigh Boyle won 0-6, 6-2, 7-6