BELMONT, NC - The Belmont Abbey women's tennis team dropped a close 5-4 decision to Southern Wesleyan this afternoon. The Abbey is now 8-13 on the season and 2-6 in Conference Carolinas play. SWU improves to 8-6 overall and 6-2 against conference opponents.
Aisiri Jandyala and Teagan McNamara got the day started off well for The Abbey as they won their #1 doubles match 8-7. Unfortunately, they were the only doubles winners, as the team trailed 2-1 heading into singles play.
Jandyala and McNamara also won each of their singles matches. Jandyala took a 6-4, 6-1 victory at the #1 spot, while McNamara, at #2, claimed a 6-3, 6-3 win. The only other Crusader to win at singles was Alex Weber, who capped the day off with a successful 6-3, 6-1 campaign at #6.
1. Aisiri Jandyala (BAC) def. Jennifer Ball (SWU) 6-4, 6-1
2. Teagan McNamara (BAC) def. Alexia Rodriguez (SWU) 6-3, 6-3
3. Aimee Dorley (SWU) def. Darian DeFrench (BAC) 7-5, 6-2
4. Katherina Wintrich (SWU) def. Rachele Subik (BAC) 6-2, 6-3
5. Kristi Cooper (SWU) def. Erika Noblett (BAC) 6-3, 7-6
6. Alex Weber (BAC) def. Elizabeth Mulkey (SWU) 6-3, 6-1
1. Aisiri Jandyala/Teagan McNamara (BAC) def. Kristi Cooper/Aimee Dorley (SWU) 8-7
2. Alexia Rodriguez/Katherina Wintrich (SWU) def. Rachele Subik/Alex Weber (BAC) 8-4
3. Jennifer Ball/Chyna Jones (SWU) def. Erika Noblett/Morgan Zahnd (BAC) 8-7
Belmont Abbey will next host Converse on Tuesday, April 4 at 3:30 p.m.