Belles Split Results

ORLANDO, Fla. - The Saint Mary's tennis team defeated Wisconsin Lutheran 8-1 in the morning before falling 9-0 to Wheaton.

In the morning match against Wisconsin Lutheran, the Belles edged their way to three wins at doubles play for an early 3-0 lead. Mary Catherine Faller and Kayle Sexton emerged with a 9-7 win at number one doubles, Shannon Elliott and Margaret Faller were 8-4 winners at the number two flight, and Audrey Kiefer and Jackie Kjolhede took an 8-3 win at three doubles for the Belles.

The Belles went on to win five of the six singles flights for the win. Kiefer dropped just a single game in a 6-0, 6-1 victory. Margaret Faller and Jackie Kjolhede, meanwhile, lost only two games apiece for straight-set wins.

In the evening match against Wheaton, the Belles were unable to break through as the Thunder took the 9-0 decision.

Shannon Elliott and Jackie Kjolhede battled tough in their singles matches against the Thunder. Elliott took the first set 6-4 before falling 6-1 in the second set and 10-7 in the tiebreaker at number three singles. Kjolhede had a nailbiter at the six singles flight, winning 6-3 before dropping the second set 6-4. The tiebreaker was played to the wire before Kjolhede fell 11-9.

The Belles return to play in Florida on Friday against Haverford.


Saint Mary's College 8, Wisconsin Lutheran 1
Singles competition
1. Strehlow, Kaitlyn (WLCWT12) def. Mary Catherine Faller (SMC) 7-6 (7), 6-2
2. Kayle Sexton (SMC) def. Pearson, Emily (WLCWT12) 6-1, 6-4
3. Shannon Elliott (SMC) def. Bonnin, Kendall (WLCWT12) 6-4, 6-3
4. Margaret Faller (SMC) def. Glasel, Terri (WLCWT12) 6-1, 6-1
5. Audrey Kiefer (SMC) def. Krause, Petra (WLCWT12) 6-0, 6-1
6. Jackie Kjolhede (SMC) def. Soderlund, Bethany (WLCWT12) 6-0, 6-2

Doubles competition
1. Mary Catherine Faller/Kayle Sexton (SMC) def. Strehlow, Kaitlyn/Gengler, Stephanie (WLCWT12) 9-7
2. Shannon Elliott/Margaret Faller (SMC) def. Pearson, Emily/Strangstalien, A. (WLCWT12) 8-4
3. Audrey Kiefer/Jackie Kjolhede (SMC) def. Bonnin, Kendall/Glasel, Terri (WLCWT12) 8-3

Wheaton 9, Saint Mary's College 0

Singles competition
1. Ray, Sarah (WHEATON) def. Mary Catherine Faller (SMC) 7-5, 6-1
2. Boyer, Kirsten (WHEATON) def. Kayle Sexton (SMC) 6-0, 6-0
3. Shults, Marissa (WHEATON) def. Shannon Elliott (SMC) 4-6, 6-1, 1-0 (10-7)
4. Carey, Julia (WHEATON) def. Margaret Faller (SMC) 6-0, 6-2
5. Buursma, Julie (WHEATON) def. Audrey Kiefer (SMC) 6-2, 6-1
6. Parrish, Taylor (WHEATON) def. Jackie Kjolhede (SMC) 3-6, 6-4, 1-0 (11-9)

Doubles competition
1. Ray, Sarah/Buursma, Julie (WHEATON) def. Mary Catherine Faller/Kayle Sexton (SMC) 8-4
2. Boyer, Kirsten/Shults, Marissa (WHEATON) def. Shannon Elliott/Margaret Faller (SMC) 8-4
3. Carey, Julia/Nelson, Erika (WHEATON) def. Audrey Kiefer/Jackie Kjolhede (SMC) 8-6