SMC vs. Ursinus

Belles Blank Bears to Open Spring Break

ORLANDO, Fla. - The Saint Mary's tennis team opened up their Spring Break trip with a 9-0 victory over Ursinus (Pa.) on Sunday afternoon.

At #1 and #3 doubles, the Belles were able to maintain an edge over their competition to take 8-6 victories, which allowed the Belles to get an early 3-0 lead as the #2 doubles team of Jillian Hurley and Mary Therese Lee won 8-1.

In the singles competitions, Camille Gebert and Franca Peluso were in control throughout their matches as Gebert took a 6-0, 6-1 win at #2 singles and Peluso won 6-1, 6-1 at #4 singles to ensure the Saint Mary's win.  Jillian Hurley only gave up three games to her opponent at #1 singles.  Meanwhile, Jessica Kosinski and Mary Therese Lee only surrendered four games in their wins at #3 and #5 singles, respectively.  Kate Grabarek earned her first win of the season with a 6-3, 6-4 decision.

The Belles (3-1) will take on Carthage (Wis.) tomorrow at noon.

 Singles competition
1. Jillian Hurley (SMC) def. Jenna Hope (URSINUS) 6-2, 6-1
2. Camille Gebert (SMC) def. Julia Kurtz (URSINUS) 6-0, 6-1
3. Jessica Kosinski (SMC) def. Jimena Talavera (URSINUS) 6-3, 6-1
4. Franca Peluso (SMC) def. Jessica Tyrrell (URSINUS) 6-1, 6-1
5. Mary Therese Lee (SMC) def. Leah Stambaugh (URSINUS) 6-3, 6-1
6. Kate Grabarek (SMC) def. Chelsea Carman (URSINUS) 6-3, 6-4

 Doubles competition

1. Camille Gebert/Franca Peluso (SMC) def. Jenna Hope/Christina Lippe (URSINUS) 8-6
2. Jillian Hurley/Mary Therese Lee (SMC) def. Julia Kurtz/Jessica Tyrrell (URSINUS) 8-1
3. Jessica Kosinski/Cara Rectanus (SMC) def. Jimena Talavera/Jacqueline Heikel (URSINUS) 8-6

Exhibition Singles:
#7 Singles: Monica Way (SMC) def. Caroline Lippe (URSINUS), 8-3
#8 Singles: Cara Rectanus (SMC) def. Deborah Choi (URSINUS), 8-1