Belles' Streak Snapped by Hornets

  • The Belles had a six-match winning streak snapped on Tuesday.
  • Monica Davy and Sam Setterblad won 8-4 at one doubles.
  • Setterblad earned a 6-0, 6-4 three singles win for the Belles.

KALAMAZOO, Mich. - The Saint Mary's tennis team saw their six-match winning streak snapped on Tuesday after suffering a 7-2 setback against #18 regionally-ranked Kalamazoo.

Shortly after Abbi Fleming and Meaghan Flynn ended on the short end of an 8-4 final at two doubles, Monica Davy and Sam Setterblad drew the Belles even at 1-1 with an 8-4 victory at one doubles. Maddie Minaudo and Elizabeth Preister battled at three doubles but came up just shy in an 8-6 decision as Kalamazoo carried the 2-1 lead into singles play.

Davy then faced a regionally-ranked opponent in Kalamazoo's Maria Franco, and Davy fell by 6-0, 6-0 scores. Minaudo made a push in her opening set before suffering a 6-4, 6-2 setback at five singles. The Hornets then clinched the match as Kelsey Kopf shouldered a closely-played 6-4, 6-4 loss at two singles. Flynn claimed the opening set 6-3 before her opponent came back for a 6-2 second set to force a tiebreaker. In the tiebreaker, Flynn was stopped short by a 10-5 score at four singles. Similarly, Preister won the first set before suffering a loss at six singles in a 3-6, 6-2, 6-1 final. Sam Setterblad was the last match on the court, and the senior captured a 6-0, 6-4 win at three singles for Saint Mary's.

The Belles (10-10, 4-1 MIAA) return home to host Hope on Saturday at 1:00 p.m.

#18 Kalamazoo College 7, Saint Mary's College 2
Singles competition
1. #13 Maria Franco (KZOO-W) def. Monica Davy (SMC) 6-0, 6-0
2. Laura Hanselman (KZOO-W) def. Kelsey Kopf (SMC) 6-4, 6-4
3. Sam Setterblad (SMC) def. Eloise Germic (KZOO-W) 6-0, 6-4
4. Siani Johnson (KZOO-W) def. Meaghan Flynn (SMC) 3-6, 6-2, 10-5
5. Alexandria Oswalt (KZOO-W) def. Maddie Minaudo (SMC) 6-4, 6-2
6. Sonal Bahl (KZOO-W) def. Elizabeth Preister (SMC) 3-6, 6-2, 6-1

Doubles competition
1. Monica Davy/Sam Setterblad (SMC) def. Maria Franco/Maya Srkalovic (KZOO-W) 8-4
2. Laura Hanselman/Eloise Germic (KZOO-W) def. Abbi Fleming/Meaghan Flynn (SMC) 8-4
3. Alexandria Oswalt/Sonal Bahl (KZOO-W) def. Maddie Minaudo/Elizabeth Preister (SMC) 8-6