Bulldogs Win First Match on Spring Trip

HILTON HEAD, S.C. – The women's tennis made their way to a much warmer climate on Monday and got outdoors for a 6-3 win over St. John Fisher in the first of three matches during their spring trip. The match was moved up to Monday from its original Thursday scheduled start due to weather conditions more favorable early in the week.

The format changed as the teams played singles first and took four of six points. Morgan Spencer had the highest drama at three singles as she won in three sets over Lauren Burke. Spencer swept the first set 6-0 and let up in the second set falling 6-3. She went into the super tiebreaker and won 10-6. Kylee Bezeau had a straight sets win at No. 2 singles defeating Sania Zaki 6-2, 6-1. Justine Hanson and Victoria Watson won at No. 5 and No. 6 spots in straight sets. Hanson had a challenge on her hands with a 7-5, 7-5 win over Catie Nonenmacher. Watson had an easier time with Alissa Cornacchia with a 6-2, 6-0 victory.

"The ladies came out and played very well in singles. We competed at every spot and looked good for our first match outside," said head coach Adam Albertsen.

The Bulldogs wrapped up the win with two wins in doubles. Watson and Haley Freilino got the clinching fifth point at No. 3 doubles with an 8-4 win over Olivia Rotondo and Eileen Fleming after somewhat of a slow start. Hanson and Spencer got the sixth point for the Bulldogs at No. 2 doubles with an 8-3 win.

"The team battled in doubles after falling behind. I thought we executed better as the match went on and played well in the victory," said Albertsen.

The ladies will play again tomorrow at 11:30 a.m. against Mount Union at Hilton Head Beach and Tennis Resort.