DUE WEST, SC - The Belmont Abbey women's tennis team lost a 6-3 contest at Erskine today. The Crusaders moved to 8-10 on the year and 2-2 in Conference Carolinas play. Erskine is now 8-6 on the season and 5-2 against conference opponents.
#1 singles gave the Abbey a rare situation when Aisiri Jandyala's opponent retired during the second set. Jandyala was up 7-5, 3-0 when that happened. She also saved three set points in the first set. Jandyala later teamed up with Teagan McNamara to get an 8-1 win at #2 doubles.
1. Aisiri Jandyala (BAC) def. Mikaela Bennett (EC) 7-5, retired
2. Marie Berghaus (EC) def. Teagan McNamara (BAC) 1-6, 6-4, 6-1
3. Rachel Berkey (EC) def. Darian DeFrench (BAC) 6-1, 6-1
4. Katie Loudermilk (EC) def. Rachele Subik (BAC) 6-0, 6-0
5. Rebecca Weaver (EC) def. Alex Weber (BAC) 6-4, 6-3
6. Erika Noblett (BAC) def. Morgan Keefe (EC) 6-1, 6-3
1. Mikaela Bennett/Marie Berghaus (EC) def. Darian DeFrench/Morgan Zahnd (BAC) 8-1
2. Aisiri Jandyala/Teagan McNamara (BAC) def. Rachel Berkey/Rebecca Weaver (EC) 8-1
3. Katie Loudermilk/Morgan Keefe (EC) def. Rachele Subik/Alex Weber (BAC) 8-7
The Crusaders will next take to the court on Tuesday, March 28, when they welcome Barton for a 2pm match.