The Piper women's tennis team won the big battles but a deeper Macalester team took the big prize. Nicole Krier and Shamra Duwearachi won three-set matches but that was it as the Scots claimed the overall match, 7-2, Saturday. The match was held at Lakeville's indoor facility due to the inclement weather.
Krier won her No. 1 singles match by claiming a 11-9 win the deciding set. Duwearachi continued a late season surge with a 10-5 decision in the final set for the win at No. 6 singles.
Hamline is 0-14 overall, 0-7 in the MIAC. The Pipers return to action Monday at home against Bethel. The match will begin at 4:00 p.m.