Belles Defeated by Hornets in Season Finale
KALAMAZOO, Mich. - The Saint Mary's tennis team lost by a 7-2 margin at Kalamazoo in the team's season finale on Saturday afternoon.
The Belles needed to win the match to earn a spot ahead of Calvin in the top-four only MIAA Tournament but were unable to take down the number 14 regionally-ranked Hornets.
Shannon Elliott and Audrey Kiefer took an 8-4 victory at number two doubles for the Belles.
In singles play, Jackie Kjolhede was a 6-2, 6-3 winner at the number five flight. Audrey Kiefer battled at number four singles before ending just short in a 6-7 (5-7), 6-4, 10-6 match.
The Belles end their season 10-8 overall and 4-4 in conference play to finish in a tie for fourth in the league.
Kalamazoo College 7, Saint Mary's College 2
1. Sarah Woods (KZO-W) def. Mary Catherine Faller (SMC) 6-1, 6-3
2. Jenna Riehl (KZO-W) def. Kayle Sexton (SMC) 6-2, 6-0
3. Kelsey Moran (KZO-W) def. Shannon Elliott (SMC) 6-2, 6-0
4. Anna Latala (KZO-W) def. Audrey Kiefer (SMC) 6-7 (5-7), 6-4, 10-6
5. Jackie Kjolhede (SMC) def. Olivia Bouchard (KZO-W) 6-2, 6-3
6. Cheryl Zhang (KZO-W) def. Margaret Faller (SMC) 7-6 (7-3), 6-1
1. Sarah Woods/Olivia Bouchard (KZO-W) def. Mary Catherine Faller/Kayle Sexton (SMC) 8-2
2. Shannon Elliott/Audrey Kiefer (SMC) def. Jenna Riehl/Anna Latala (KZO-W) 8-4
3. Kelsey Moran/Cheryl Zhang (KZO-W) def. Jackie Kjolhede/Margaret Faller (SMC) 8-2
Saint Mary's College 10-8, 4-4 MIAA
Kalamazoo College 12-7, 7-1 MIAA; Regional ranking #15
Order of finish: Doubles (3,1,2); Singles (2,3,1,5,6,4)