Belles Roll Thunder
NOTRE DAME, Ind. - The Saint Mary's tennis team made quick work of a 7-2 conference win over Trine on Wednesday evening.
The Belles earned the early lead by winning two of the three doubles flights. Andrea Fetters and Shannon Elliott barely missed a beat in an 8-1 win at two doubles while Margaret Faller and Maddie Minaudo were not far behind with an 8-2 victory at three doubles. Kayle Sexton and Sam Setterblad had a tough go at one doubles as the pair fell by an 8-3 score.
The team, however, took little time to secure the victory once singles play began. Kayle Sexton was the first player off with a 6-1, 6-2 win at two singles. Andrea Fetters followed suit with a 6-2, 6-4 win at one singles. Margaret Faller fell by a 6-4, 6-2 score at five singles to make the overall team score 4-2 in favor of the Belles. Shannon Elliott clinched the win with a 6-3, 6-3 victory at four singles. Jackie Kjolhede and Bailey Oppman added to the team's winning margin with 6-0, 6-2 and 6-0, 6-3 decisions at three and six singles, respectively.
The Belles (8-7, 3-1 MIAA) return to action tomorrow afternoon when they take on cross-town rival Bethel at the South Bend Racquet Club starting at 3:30 p.m.
Saint Mary's College 7, Trine 2
1. Andrea Fetters (SMC) def. Erin Kwaske (TRINEW) 6-2, 6-4
2. Kayle Sexton (SMC) def. Lexi Mack (TRINEW) 6-1, 6-2
3. Jackie Kjolhede (SMC) def. Marissa German (TRINEW) 6-0, 6-2
4. Shannon Elliott (SMC) def. Tarah Brennan (TRINEW) 6-3, 6-3
5. Madison Hatkevich (TRINEW) def. Margaret Faller (SMC) 6-4, 6-2
6. Bailey Oppman (SMC) def. Chelsea Ort (TRINEW) 6-0, 6-3
1. Erin Kwaske/Lexi Mack (TRINEW) def. Kayle Sexton/Sam Setterblad (SMC) 8-3
2. Andrea Fetters/Shannon Elliott (SMC) def. Marissa German/Tarah Brennan (TRINEW) 8-1
3. Margaret Faller/Maddie Minaudo (SMC) def. Madison Hatkevich/Kinnsey Pass (TRINEW) 8-2