SMC vs. Olivet

Belles Wrap Up Regular Season With Win


LANSING, Mich. - The Saint Mary's tennis team wrapped up their regular season with an 8-1 win over Olivet.

The Belles also finished the regular season in fifth place as they head into the MIAA Tournament this upcoming weekend.

Jessica Kosinski and Cara Rectanus started the Belles off with an 8-2 win at #3 doubles.  Camille Gebert and Franca Peluso also took an 8-2 win in their doubles match at the #2 flight.

The Belles were able to claim victories at each of the six singles flights to ensure the win.  Mary Therese Lee and Jillian Hurley each won while only giving up three games in their matches.  Lee won with 6-0, 6-3 scores at #5 singles while Hurley won 6-1, 6-2 at #1 singles.  Camille Gebert continued to extend her winning streak against conference opponents with a 6-2, 6-2 win at #2 singles.  The senior has now won 26 straight singles matches against conference opponents.  

Franca Peluso won her team-best 15th singles match of the season with a 6-3, 6-2 victory at #3 singles.  Jessica Kosinski and Monica Way each needed a tie-breaker at some point in their match while both emerging with wins.  Kosinski fell in the first set, but came back to win the second set and take the tie-breaker for the 3-6, 6-2, 1-0 (10-7) decision.  Way held on in the first set and closed out the match in commanding fashion with a 7-6 (7-5), 6-2 win.

The Belles (11-8, 4-4 MIAA) will conclude the season at the MIAA Tournament this Friday and Saturday at Hope College.


Results

Singles competition
1. Jillian Hurley (SMC) def. Caitlin LaValley (OLIVET) 6-1, 6-2
2. Camille Gebert (SMC) def. Giana Guerra (OLIVET) 6-2, 6-2
3. Franca Peluso (SMC) def. Celeste Gruber (OLIVET) 6-3, 6-2
4. Jessica Kosinski (SMC) def. Kelsey Singer (OLIVET) 3-6, 6-2, 1-0 (10-7)
5. Mary Therese Lee (SMC) def. Paige Sedgewick (OLIVET) 6-0, 6-3
6. Monica Way (SMC) def. Jenna Baker (OLIVET) 7-6 (7-5), 6-2

 Doubles competition
1. Giana Guerra/Caitlin LaValley (OLIVET) def. Jillian Hurley/Mary Therese Lee (SMC) 8-3
2. Camille Gebert/Franca Peluso (SMC) def. Celeste Gruber/Kelsey Singer (OLIVET) 8-2
3. Jessica Kosinski/Cara Rectanus (SMC) def. Jenna Baker/Leanne Scudder (OLIVET) 8-2

Match Notes:
Saint Mary's College 11-8, 4-4 MIAA
Olivet College 8-6, 2-6 MIAA
Order of finish: Doubles (3,1,2); Singles (5,1,2,6,3,4)
Official: Dave Kilgren  T-3:20  A-28