Belles Soar Past Comets
NOTRE DAME, Ind. - The Saint Mary's tennis team made quick work of visiting Olivet on Thursday afternoon with a 9-0 MIAA victory against the Comets.
The Belles set the tone early with an 8-0 win at number two doubles by Audrey Kiefer and Jackie Kjolhede. Shannon Elliott and Margaret Faller took an 8-1 win at number three doubles, and Mary Catherine Faller and Kayle Sexton matched that 8-1 victory at number one doubles to give the Belles the momentum heading into singles play.
The four, five, and six singles matches were all done in quick succession to secure the win for Saint Mary's. Margaret Faller did not drop a game en route to the 6-0, 6-0 win at number four singles. Audrey Kiefer and Jackie Kjolhede surrendered a single game apiece as Kiefer was a 6-0, 6-1 winner at number five singles while Kjolhede won 6-1, 6-0 at six singles.
Similarly, Kayle Sexton and Shannon Elliott only dropped three games each in their wins with Sexton taking a 6-1, 6-2 win at two singles and Elliott claiming a 6-2, 6-1 win at three singles.
Mary Catherine Faller wrapped up the sweep for the Belles with a 6-1, 6-0 win at number one singles.
The Belles (5-4, 2-0 MIAA) will have a short rest before hosting Judson at home tomorrow afternoon beginning at 4:00 p.m.
Saint Mary's College 9, Olivet College 0
1. Mary Catherine Faller (SMC) def. Caitlin LaValley (OLIVET) 6-1, 6-0
2. Kayle Sexton (SMC) def. Jennifer Lightner (OLIVET) 6-1, 6-2
3. Shannon Elliott (SMC) def. Courtney Kidder (OLIVET) 6-2, 6-1
4. Margaret Faller (SMC) def. Devan Thomas (OLIVET) 6-0, 6-0
5. Audrey Kiefer (SMC) def. Lucy McNally (OLIVET) 6-0, 6-1
6. Jackie Kjolhede (SMC) def. Heather Kennedy (OLIVET) 6-1, 6-0
1. Mary Catherine Faller/Kayle Sexton (SMC) def. Caitlin LaValley/Jennifer Lightner (OLIVET) 8-1
2. Audrey Kiefer/Jackie Kjolhede (SMC) def. Courtney Kidder/Sarah Crittenden (OLIVET) 8-0
3. Shannon Elliott/Margaret Faller (SMC) def. Devan Thomas/Lucy McNally (OLIVET) 8-1