MOBILE, Ala. — A Lexington High graduate contributed to her college team’s success this season, and was rewarded by getting to finish her career with her team at the national level.
Tuesday, Nebraska Wesleyan’s women’s tennis team was eliminated from the NAIA national tournament with an 8-1 first-round loss to Concordia (Calif). The loss ended the careers of the Prairie Wolves’ two seniors, including Erica Dickmeyer and Lexington native Terah Maloley.
The Prairie Wolves earned an automatic berth for the tournament by winning the 2013 Great Plains Athletic Conference Postseason Tournament, taking them to nationals for the third consecutive season and sixth times in the last seven years.
Maloley went 14-7 in singles matches this season, and helped NWU to a 13-8 overall record and No. 25 national ranking. She and Dickmeyer both finish their four-year careers ranked in the top 10 at NWU for career victories.
Maloley gave Summer Beaird of Concordia a tough singles match at nationals, losing 6-2, 7-6 (7-4). Maloley and her partner, Natalie Cech, lost an 8-3 pro set on the doubles side.
A 2009 Lexington High graduate, Maloley made two appearances in the Class B singles state championship match, winning one state title. She also helped the Minutemaids place fifth as a team in her senior season.
Maloley was one of three Prairie Wolves named to the CoSIDA/Capital One Academic All-District women’s at-large team that was announced on Thursday. The special education/elementary education major has a 3.67 GPA.