BELMONT, NC - The Belmont Abbey women's tennis team took a 6-3 loss at home this afternoon against Barton. The Abbey is now 8-11 on the season and 2-4 against conference opponents. The Bulldogs improved to 7-8 with a 4-4 conference record.
Junior Erika Noblett got a convincing 6-1, 6-0 victory at #5 singles. Junior Alex Weber won her #4 singles match in a tiebreaker, 0-6, 7-6, 6-2. Aisiri Jandyala also forced a tiebreaker, but fell just short of the win.
Noblett and Jandyala teamed up for an 8-0 shutout at #3 doubles.
1. Daria Avram (BC) def. Aisiri Jandyala (BAC) 6-7, 6-2, 10-7
2. Marissa Stevenson (BC) def. Darian DeFrench (BAC) 6-0, 6-1
3. Vanessa Sanoja (BC) def. Rachele Subik (BAC) 6-1, 6-0
4. Alex Weber (BAC) def. Lorraine Chon-Qui (BC) 0-6, 7-6, 6-2
5. Erika Noblett (BAC) def. Elle Vietz (BC) 6-1, 6-0
6. Dana Kelly (BC) def. Morgan Zahnd (BAC) 6-2, 6-0
1. Daria Avram/Marissa Stevenson (BC) def. Darian DeFrench/Morgan Zahnd (BAC) 8-5
2. Vanessa Sanoja/Elle Vietz (BC) def. Rachele Subik/Alex Weber (BAC) 8-5
3. Aisiri Jandyala/Erika Noblett (BAC) def. Lorraine Chon-Qui/Dana Kelly (BC) 8-0
Head Coach Michael Salomon commented on the action with Barton: "I was really proud of the effort, attitude, and focus again today. We put ourselves in a great position in several matches, and not all of them fell our way, as sometimes happens against good teams like Barton. We have made a really big jump as a team in the last two weeks and are really getting some good opportunities that we weren't seeing before. As we continue to be in these situations, we'll learn how to deal with pressure, and how to play to win even when the mmoment is tense. I'm really pleased to see our progress and can't wait for our next opportunity to keep building on it!"
Belmont Abbey will be back in action on Friday at 2pm, when it hosts North Greenville. That match will be the team's RaisetheRed match.