BELMONT, NC - The Belmont Abbey women's tennis team dropped a 6-3 decision this afternoon to Catawba at the Reidy Tennis Center. The Abbey dipped to 9-14 on the year, while the Indians improved to 12-10. It was the final home match of the season for the Crusaders, who celebrated their Senior Day.
Freshman Aisiri Jandyala got the Crusaders' singles play off to a good start with a 6-4, 6-2 win at #1. Then freshman Emily Heim closed out the day with a tiebreaking win at #6 singles, by a score of 1-6, 6-3, 6-4.
1. Aisiri Jandyala (BAC) def. Erisa Onchi (CAT) 6-4, 6-2
2. Sophie Hirsch (CAT) def. Teagan McNamara (BAC) 6-2, 6-3
3. Kristen Rocko (CAT) def. Erika Noblett (BAC) 2-6, 6-4, 6-4
4. Olivia Wooldridge (CAT) def. Alex Weber (BAC) 4-6, 6-2, 6-3
5. Maddy Henderson (CAT) def. Morgan Zahnd (BAC) 6-0, 6-0
6. Emily Heim (BAC) def. Emily Corcoran (CAT) 1-6, 6-3, 6-4
1. Sophie Hirsch/Erisa Onchi (CAT) def. Darian DeFrench/Teagan McNamara (BAC) 8-6
2. Kristen Rocko/Olivia Wooldridge (CAT) def. Rachele Subik/Alex Weber (BAC) 8-3
3. Erika Noblett/Morgan Zahnd (BAC) def. Emily Corcoran/Maddy Henderson (CAT) 8-5
The Crusaders will next face off against Pfeiffer on Saturday, April 8 at 1 p.m. in Misenheimer.