SMC vs. Adrian

Belles Blank Bulldogs for Tenth Win of Season

SOUTH BEND, Ind. - The Saint Mary's tennis team earned their tenth win of the 2010 season as they defeated conference foe Adrian by a 9-0 margin.

The Belles got off to a quick start by taking the #1 doubles and #2 doubles by 8-1 and 8-2 scores, respectively.  Jillian Hurley and Mary Therese Lee earned the win at #1 doubles to move to 6-1 in MIAA play.  Camille Gebert and Franca Peluso were the winners at #2 doubles for their second consecutive MIAA win in their flight.  

Jessica Kosinski and Cara Rectanus needed a tie breaker to earn the win at #3 doubles for Saint Mary's as they battled back to claim a 9-8 (8-6) victory.

After some rain delayed the match midway through singles play and the competition was moved to the South Bend Racquet Club, the Belles picked up right where they left off.  Franca Peluso took the fourth overall decision for Saint Mary's as she claimed a 6-2, 6-0 win at #3 singles.

Jillian Hurley, Camille Gebert, and Jessica Kosinski each surrendered just three games over two sets while wrapping up the win for the Belles.  Hurley won 6-0, 6-3 at #1 singles, Gebert took a 6-1, 6-2 decision at #2 singles, and Kosinski earned a 6-3, 6-0 win at #4 singles.  The win for Gebert was her 25th straight MIAA singles victory and her 103rd career victory combined between doubles and singles wins.

Mary Therese Lee and Kate Grabarek made it a clean sweep for the Belles in the final two singles flights.  Lee took a 6-3, 6-3 win at #5 singles while Grabarek won 6-4, 6-2 at #6 singles for Saint Mary's.

The Belles (10-8, 3-4 MIAA), who have won at least 10 dual matches for the fifth-straight year, will wrap up their regular season when they travel to Lansing, Michigan, to take on Olivet on Monday, April 26 at 3:00 p.m.  The Belles will then compete in the MIAA Tournament on Friday and Saturday of next week at Hope College.

Saint Mary's College 9, Adrian College 0

 Singles competition
1. Jillian Hurley (SMC) def. Robyn Denney (ADRIAN) 6-0, 6-3
2. Camille Gebert (SMC) def. Katelyn Simcina (ADRIAN) 6-1, 6-2
3. Franca Peluso (SMC) def. Adrienne Haase (ADRIAN) 6-2, 6-0
4. Jessica Kosinski (SMC) def. Shelby Kruszewski (ADRIAN) 6-3, 6-0
5. Mary Therese Lee (SMC) def. Sarah Kean (ADRIAN) 6-3, 6-3
6. Kate Grabarek (SMC) def. Shannon Woods (ADRIAN) 6-4, 6-2

 Doubles competition
1. Jillian Hurley/Mary Therese Lee (SMC) def. Robyn Denney/Sarah Brooks (ADRIAN) 8-1
2. Camille Gebert/Franca Peluso (SMC) def. Adrienne Haase/Shelby Kruszewski (ADRIAN) 8-2
3. Jessica Kosinski/Cara Rectanus (SMC) def. Shannon Woods/Jordenne Ferenczi (ADRIAN) 9-8 (8-6)

Match Notes:
Adrian College 7-10 (3-5 MIAA)
Saint Mary's College 10-8 (3-4 MIAA)
Official: Dee Stevenson  T-3:07  A-33