SMC vs. Trine

Belles Blank Thunder

MISHAWAKA, Ind. - The Saint Mary's tennis team earned their first MIAA win of the season with a 9-0 victory over in-state foe Trine on Saturday.

Mary Catherine Faller and Jessica Kosinski started things off quickly as they earned a quick 8-0 win at #3 doubles for Saint Mary's. Mary Therese Lee and Franca Peluso maintained control throughout their 8-3 doubles win while Jillian Hurley and Margaret Boden held off a mid-match rally by their counterparts and emerged with an 8-4 win.

In the singles competition, the Belles won 72 of 81 games for straight-set wins at each of the six singles matches. Jessica Kosinski was a 6-0, 6-0 winner at #2 singles. Jillian Hurley, Kate Grabarek, and Mary Therese Lee each dropped only one game in their wins. Mary Catherine Faller lost just two games in her singles victory. Franca Peluso had the closest match of the day, as she battled back from a 4-3 deficit to win 6-4, 6-0.

The Belles will turn around and host a match tomorrow afternoon at the South Bend Racquet Club against North Central College beginning at 1:00 p.m.

Saint Mary's College 9, Trine University 0
 Singles competition
1. Jillian Hurley (SMC) def. Jennifer Wall (TRINE-W) 6-0, 6-1
2. Jessica Kosinski (SMC) def. Lauren Schlueter (TRINE-W) 6-0, 6-0
3. Mary Catherine Faller (SMC) def. Chrissy Uphaus (TRINE-W) 6-0, 6-2
4. Franca Peluso (SMC) def. Samantha Willman (TRINE-W) 6-4, 6-0
5. Kate Grabarek (SMC) def. Susan Breinling (TRINE-W) 6-0, 6-1
6. Mary Therese Lee (SMC) def. Kaylynne Goeglein (TRINE-W) 6-1, 6-0

 Doubles competition
1. Jillian Hurley/Margaret Boden (SMC) def. Jennifer Wall/Lauren Schlueter (TRINE-W) 8-4
2. Mary Therese Lee/Franca Peluso (SMC) def. Chrissy Uphaus/Samantha Willman (TRINE-W) 8-3
3. Mary Catherine Faller/Jessica Kosinski (SMC) def. Susan Breinling/Kaylynne Goeglein (TRINE-W) 8-0