FRANKLIN – The Franklin College women's tennis team saw their perfect start to the fall come to an end on Friday afternoon with a 7-2 loss to Indiana-East at Mickel-Hoover Tennis Complex.
Just two days after their big conference win over Rose-Hulman, the Grizzlies (6-1) struggled in the sweltering heat against the Red Wolves on Friday night. Indiana-East grabbed two of the three doubles matches to start off the night. Franklin's top doubles tandem of Karen Dringenburg and Rachel Rose remained unbeaten as a team, picking up an 8-1 win over Morgan Jackson and Brianna Ayers.
Dringenburg wrapped up a perfect week on the court with a 6-3, 6-1 win over Jackson at the No. 1 singles position. The Seymour, Ind.-native picked up points in all four matches this week and moved to 5-1 in singles competition on the year.
The Grizzlies will have eight days off before they resume Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) play with a showdown against Manchester University on Saturday, Sept. 30. First serve from Mickel-Hoover is set for 11:00 a.m.