BELMONT, N.C. - Erika Noblett had a huge senior day, earning a 6-0, 6-0 shutout at #1 singles, and the Belmont Abbey women's tennis team earned a 5-4 win over Mount Olive. With the win, the Crusaders improve to 8-10 on the year, with 4-2 Conference Carolinas record. The Trojans are now 4-8 overall, and 3-3 in conference play.
Noblett paired up with Morgan Zahnd to get The Abbey its first win of the day with an 8-1 at #3 doubles.
In singles play, Riley Ellingson, playing at #3, saved two set points in her first set to come back and earn a 7-6, 6-0 victory. Morgan Nguyen won a convincing 6-4, 6-1 match at #4. Then Alex Weber got a 6-2, 6-0 victory at #5. Noblett, with her shutout victory, clinched the match for the Abbey. Noblett now holds a 5-1 record against Conference Carolinas opponents.
Belmont Abbey will visit North Greenville University Friday, April 6.
Belmont Abbey 5, Mount Olive 4
1. Sonja Gartner (UMO) def. Teagan McNamara (BAC) 6-3, 7-6
2. Areej Fareh (UMO) def. Darian DeFrench (BAC) 6-2, 6-2
3. Riley Ellingson (BAC) def. Nicole La Chappelle (UMO) 7-6, 6-0
4. Morgan Nguyen (BAC) def. Jennifer Byrd (UMO) 6-4, 6-1
5. Alex Weber (BAC) def. Emma Burroughs (UMO) 6-2, 6-0
6. Erika Noblett (BAC) def. Caroline Carter (UMO) 6-0, 6-0
1. Areej Fareh / Sonja Gartner (UMO) def. Riley Ellingson / Teagan McNamara (BAC) 8-7
2. Jennifer Byrd / Nicole La Chappelle (UMO) def. Darian DeFrench / Erica Dorn (BAC) 8-4
3. Erika Noblett / Morgan Zahnd (BAC) def. Emma Burroughs / Caroline Carter (UMO) 8-1