Belles Blank Warriors


NOTRE DAME, Ind. - The Saint Mary's tennis team defeated visiting Indiana Tech with straight-set wins across the board at the Eck Tennis Pavilion on Tuesday.

Kayle Sexton and Shannon Elliot took little time to set the tone with an 8-1 win at number two doubles for the Belles. Mary Catherine Faller and Audrey Kiefer followed suit with an 8-1 win at number one doubles.

Jackie Kjolhede and Audrey Kiefer then secured the win with matching 6-0, 6-0 wins at number four and five singles as the Belles picked up a pair of forfeits at six singles and three doubles.

Shannon Elliot (6-2, 6-0), Mary Catherine Faller (6-0, 6-1), and Kayle Sexton (6-4, 6-2) wrapped up the 9-0 win with victories at three singles, one singles, and two singles, respectively.

The Belles (2-1) will return to action over their spring break in Orlando, Florida, beginning with two matches on March 11 against Howard Payne and St. Francis (Ind.).

Tennis Match Results
Saint Mary's College 9, Indiana Tech 0

 Singles competition
1. Mary Catherine Faller (SMC) def. Stephanie Perez (ITWT) 6-0, 6-1
2. Kayle Sexton (SMC) def. Christina Ausler (ITWT) 6-4, 6-2
3. Shannon Elliot (SMC) def. Marisol Granados (ITWT) 6-2, 6-0
4. Jackie Kjolhede (SMC) def. Ashley Benvenuti (ITWT) 6-0, 6-0
5. Audrey Kiefer (SMC) def. Amanda Northup (ITWT) 6-0, 6-0
6. Margaret Boden (SMC) def. No player (ITWT), by forfeit

 Doubles competition
1. Mary Catherine Faller/Audrey Kiefer (SMC) def. Stephanie Perez/Christina Ausler (ITWT) 8-1
2. Kayle Sexton/Shannon Elliot (SMC) def. Amanda Northup/Marisol Granados (ITWT) 8-1
3. Margaret Boden/Jackie Kjolhede (SMC) def. No player/No player (ITWT), by forfeit

Match Notes:
Indiana Tech 0-5
Saint Mary's College 2-1