Belles Prevail Against Thunder

ANGOLA, Ind. - The Saint Mary's tennis team responded after a tough loss on Friday night with a 6-3 victory against in-state rival Trine on Saturday.

The Belles staked claim to the lead early with wins in all three doubles flights. Shannon Elliott and Kayle Sexton earned an 8-5 win at the two doubles flight while the duo of Mary Catherine Faller and Audrey Kiefer and the pair of Margaret Boden and Jackie Kjolhede both earned 8-6 wins at the one and three doubles matches.

Sexton, Kjolhede, and Boden all went on to win their singles matches to secure the win for the Belles. Sexton earned a 6-0, 6-3 in her number two singles competition. Kjolhede used a come-from-behind effort to take a 2-6, 7-5, 1-0 (10-3) win at five singles. Boden was a 6-2, 6-4 winner at six singles for Saint Mary's.

The Belles (8-6, 2-2 MIAA) will be off from competition until after the Easter holiday when they host cross-town rival Bethel on Thursday, April 12 for a 4:00 p.m. match against the Pilots.

Saint Mary's College 6, Trine University 3
 Singles competition
1. Jessica Huhnke (TRINEW) def. Mary Catherine Faller (SMC) 6-3, 6-1
2. Kayle Sexton (SMC) def. Chrissy Uphaus (TRINEW) 6-0, 6-3
3. Lauren Schlueter (TRINEW) def. Shannon Elliott (SMC) 6-3, 6-2
4. Erin Kwaske (TRINEW) def. Audrey Kiefer (SMC) 6-4, 6-7 (0-3), 1-0 (10-3)
5. Jackie Kjolhede (SMC) def. Samantha Willmann (TRINEW) 2-6, 7-5, 1-0 (10-1)
6. Margaret Boden (SMC) def. Susan Breinling (TRINEW) 6-2, 6-4

 Doubles competition
1. Mary Catherine Faller/Audrey Kiefer (SMC) def. Jessica Huhnke/Lauren Schlueter (TRINEW) 8-6
2. Shannon Elliott/Kayle Sexton (SMC) def. Chrissy Uphaus/Samantha Willmann (TRINEW) 8-5
3. Margaret Boden/Jackie Kjolhede (SMC) def. Kaylynne Goeglein/Erin Kwaske (TRINEW) 8-6