Belles Split Results in Illinois

HANOVER PARK, Ill. - The Saint Mary's tennis team was defeated by an 8-1 margin by regionally-ranked Wheaton on Saturday. The Belles came back in the second match of the day to take a 7-2 win over Judson at the Centre Court Athletic Club.

Wheaton, who is eighth in the Central Region, earned straight-set wins in five of the six singles matches. Margaret Boden had a hard-fought come-from-behind victory for Saint Mary's at the number six singles spot. The sophomore lost the opening set 6-2, but claimed a 7-5 win in the second set to force the super tiebreaker. She was able to battle past her Wheaton counterpart for the 11-9 win in the tiebreaker and claim the victory.

Against Judson, the Belles set the tone early in doubles and never looked back on their way to the 7-2 win. Boden finished off a strong day with a 6-0, 6-0 win at six singles while Jackie Kjolhede added a 6-0, 6-1 win to secure the win for the Belles. Mary Catherine Faller (6-3, 6-0) and Shannon Elliott (6-1, 6-4) were also straight-set winners for Saint Mary's.

The Belles (7-4) will return to conference play this Tuesday, March 27 when they travel to Albion for a 4:00 p.m. match with the Britons.

Wheaton 8, Saint Mary's College 1
 Singles competition
1. Worsowicz, Elizabeth (WHEATON) def. Mary Catherine Faller (SMC) 6-0, 6-1
2. Ray, Sarah (WHEATON) def. Kayle Sexton (SMC) 6-3, 6-3
3. Schlabach, Lauren (WHEATON) def. Shannon Elliott (SMC) 6-1, 6-0
4. Boyer, Kirsten (WHEATON) def. Jackie Kjolhede (SMC) 6-1, 6-1
5. Shults, Marissa (WHEATON) def. Audrey Kiefer (SMC) 6-0, 6-0
6. Margaret Boden (SMC) def. Carey, Julia (WHEATON) 2-6, 7-5, 1-0 (11-9)

 Doubles competition
1. Worsowicz, Elizabeth/Ray, Sarah (WHEATON) def. Kayle Sexton/Mary Catherine Faller (SMC) 8-2
2. Shults, Marissa/Milling, Melanie (WHEATON) def. Shannon Elliott/Jackie Kjolhede (SMC) 8-5
3. Carey, Julia/Boyer, Kirsten (WHEATON) def. Margaret Boden/Audrey Kiefer (SMC) 8-5

Saint Mary's College 7, Judson University 2
 Singles competition
1. Mary Catherine Faller (SMC) def. Alexa Schofield (JUDSON) 6-3, 6-0
2. Antigone Lowery (JUDSON) def. Kayle Sexton (SMC) 6-4, 6-3
3. Shannon Elliott (SMC) def. Megan Joyce (JUDSON) 6-1, 6-4
4. Jackie Kjolhede (SMC) def. Kristen Kress (JUDSON) 6-0, 6-1
5. Rachel Hegel (JUDSON) def. Audrey Kiefer (SMC) 7-6 (9-7), 0-6, 1-0 (10-8)
6. Margaret Boden (SMC) def. Marisa Gauss (JUDSON) 6-0, 6-0

 Doubles competition
1. Mary Catherine Faller/Kayle Sexton (SMC) def. Alexa Schofield/Rachel Hegel (JUDSON) 8-1
2. Audrey Kiefer/Shannon Elliott (SMC) def. Antigone Lowery/Megan Joyce (JUDSON) 8-5
3. Margaret Boden/Jackie Kjolhede (SMC) def. Brittany Boelter/Kirstie Shales (JUDSON) 8-1