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NOTRE DAME, Ind. - For the eighth consecutive season, the Saint Mary's tennis team has won at least 10 matches as the Belles picked up a 6-3 win over North Central College to reach double digit wins on Monday afternoon.
Jackie Kjolhede and Audrey Kiefer earned an 8-1 win at number three doubles, and Mary Catherine Faller and Kayle Sexton won an 8-4 match at number one doubles to give Saint Mary's the 2-1 advantage.
In singles play, the Belles won four of six flights to secure the 6-3 team victory. Mary Catherine Faller lost just one game on her way to a 6-0, 6-1 at number one singles. Margaret Faller and Shannon Elliott each lost only two games for wins. Faller was a 6-1, 6-1 winner at number six singles, and Elliott claimed a 6-2, 6-0 win at number three singles. Jackie Kjolhede rounded out the Saint Mary's win with a 6-3, 6-0 victory at number five singles.
The Belles (10-6) look to finish strong in conference play with two MIAA matches remaining. The first of those two matches is Wednesday as Saint Mary's travels to Calvin for a 4:00 p.m. match.
Saint Mary's College 6, North Central 3
1. Mary Catherine Faller (SMC) def. Velasquez, Jenny (NCC) 6-0, 6-1
2. Urban, Madeline (NCC) def. Kayle Sexton (SMC) 0-6, 6-1, 6-2
3. Shannon Elliott (SMC) def. Cross, Reynolds (NCC) 6-2, 6-0
4. Ross, Rebecca (NCC) def. Audrey Kiefer (SMC) 6-4, 0-6, 1-0 (10-6)
5. Jackie Kjolhede (SMC) def. Bernardo, Kassandra (NCC) 6-3, 6-0
6. Margaret Faller (SMC) def. Marble, Megan (NCC) 6-1, 6-1
1. Mary Catherine Faller/Kayle Sexton (SMC) def. Velasquez, Jenny/Cross, Reynolds (NCC) 8-4
2. Urban, Madeline/Ross, Rebecca (NCC) def. Margaret Faller/Shannon Elliott (SMC) 8-3
3. Jackie Kjolhede/Audrey Kiefer (SMC) def. Bernardo, Kassandra/Marble, Megan (NCC) 8-1