Belles Defeat Bulldogs on Senior Day

  • The Belles won two of three doubles and all six singles against the Bulldogs.
  • Maddie Minaudo did not drop a game in either doubles or singles play.
  • Elizabeth Preister, Monica Davy, and Sam Setterblad added wins in both doubles and singles.

NOTRE DAME, Ind. - After recognizing seniors Kaity Venters and Sam Setterblad prior to the start of the match, the Saint Mary's tennis team took care of business in an 8-1 win over Adrian on Saturday.

Elizabeth Preister and Maddie Minaudo made quick work of their three doubles match with an 8-0 win to set the tone. Meaghan Flynn and Kaity Venters came up just short in an 8-6 final at two doubles, but just moments later, Monica Davy and Sam Setterblad closed out an 8-5 win at one doubles to give Saint Mary's the 2-1 lead going into singles.

Minaudo then was dominant in a 6-0, 6-0 win at five singles. Monica Davy took a 6-0, 6-2 victory at one singles, and Elizabeth Preister quickly followed Davy to clinch the team win with a 6-1, 6-4 final at six singles. Kelsey Kopf out-matched her opponent in a 6-2, 6-2 final at two singles. Sam Setterblad came back from deficits in both sets for a 6-4, 6-4 decision at three singles. Meaghan Flynn then closed out the 8-1 final with a 6-3, 6-7 (4-7), 1-0 (10-6) marathon win at four singles.

The Belles (8-9, 2-0 MIAA) travel to Olivet tomorrow for their second MIAA match in as many days. The teams square off at 1:00 p.m.

Saint Mary's College 8, Adrian 1
Singles competition
1. Monica Davy (SMC) def. Amber Laginess (ADRIAN-W) 6-0, 6-2
2. Kelsey Kopf (SMC) def. Renae Almasy (ADRIAN-W) 6-2, 6-2
3. Sam Setterblad (SMC) def. Samantha Cyrus (ADRIAN-W) 6-4, 6-4
4. Meaghan Flynn (SMC) def. Victoria Watson (ADRIAN-W) 6-3, 7-6 (4-7), 1-0 (10-6)
5. Maddie Minaudo (SMC) def. Olivia Neumann (ADRIAN-W) 6-0, 6-0
6. Elizabeth Preister (SMC) def. Makayla Jorgensen (ADRIAN-W) 6-1, 6-4

Doubles competition
1. Monica Davy/Sam Setterblad (SMC) def. Amber Laginess/Victoria Watson (ADRIAN-W) 8-5
2. Renae Almasy/Samantha Cyrus (ADRIAN-W) def. Meaghan Flynn/Kaity Venters (SMC) 8-6
3. Elizabeth Preister/Maddie Minaudo (SMC) def. Makayla Jorgensen/Julia Maltbie (ADRIAN-W) 8-0 Match Notes: ADRIAN 6-9, 1-2 MIAA Saint Mary's College 8-9, 2-0 Order of finish: Doubles (3,2,1); Singles (5,1,6,2,3,4)