SMC vs. Saint Mary's University

Belles Win Over Cardinals

NOTRE DAME, Ind. - The Saint Mary's tennis team earned an 8-1 win over Saint Mary's University (Minnesota) on Monday evening at the Eck Tennis Pavilion.

The Belles battled to gain the edge through the completion of the doubles contests. Kate Grabarek and Jessica Kosinski had the clearest path to a win at #3 doubles as they took an 8-5 decision. The #1 doubles and #2 doubles competitions both went to tiebreakers. Mary Catherine Faller and Jillian Hurley were victorious at one doubles via the 7-3 tiebreaker. Margaret Boden and Mary Therese Lee, meanwhile, pulled out a 7-2 tiebreaker for the win.

On the singles side, the Belles held the upperhand, taking five of the six matches. Mary Catherine Faller (#3 singles) and Kate Grabarek (#4 singles) were both winners via 6-0, 6-1 scores. Mary Therese Lee dropped just three games on her way to a 6-1, 6-2 win at #5 singles. Jessica Kosinski was a 6-3, 6-1 winner at two singles for the Belles. Kathleen Klauer won in a marathon of a match. After taking the first set 6-2, the freshman battled out a 7-6 (10-8) win in the second set to earn the win.

The Belles (2-2) will next compete in Orlando, Florida, on their spring break trip.

 Singles competition
1. Bailey Edwards (SMU-W) def. Jillian Hurley (SMC) 6-3, 7-6 (7-3)
2. Jessica Kosinski (SMC) def. Killian Edwards (SMU-W) 6-3, 6-1
3. Mary Catherine Faller (SMC) def. Grace Zachman (SMU-W) 6-0, 6-1
4. Kate Grabarek (SMC) def. Tina Wahl (SMU-W) 6-0, 6-1
5. Mary Therese Lee (SMC) def. Rachel Luetmer (SMU-W) 6-1, 6-2
6. Kathleen Klauer (SMC) def. Deanne Weber (SMU-W) 6-2, 7-6 (10-8)

 Doubles competition
1. Mary Catherine Faller/Jillian Hurley (SMC) def. Bailey Edwards/Killian Edwards (SMU-W) 9-8 (7-3)
2. Margaret Boden/Mary Therese Lee (SMC) def. Grace Zachman/Rachel Luetmer (SMU-W) 9-8 (7-2)
3. Kate Grabarek/Jessica Kosinski (SMC) def. Tina Wahl/Deanne Weber (SMU-W) 8-5