ADRIAN, Mich.- Sophomore Olivia Neumann swept Catherine Harris in No. 6 singles by identical 6-4 set scores to clinch a 5-4 win for Adrian College over visiting Heidelberg University in non-conference women's tennis action on Monday at the Craft Tennis Complex. The Bulldogs improve to 2-2 on the season while Heidelberg is 1-1.
Adrian took a 2-1 lead after the doubles competition. Sophomores Amber Laginess and McKenzie Krieg teamed up at No. 3 to breeze by Allison Costatino and Harris, 8-1, to propel the Bulldogs into the singles round.
In singles, Laginess and Krieg also won at 4 and 5, respectively, to help stake Adrian to a 4-1 lead. Both student-athletes won in straight sets.
The top of the HU singles order helped the visitors storm back and even the match at four points apiece. Sofey Fugate needed a tiebreaker to edge senior Arielle Williams, 6-3, 7-6 (7-4) at No. 1, Nicole Millar just got by senior Morgan Spencer in a super tiebreaker, 6-1, 3-6, 12-10, at No. 2, and Markilynn Hogle defeated sophomore Renae Adams Almasy, 6-4, 6-4, at No. 3
That forced a winner-take-all meeting at No. 6 singles that Neumann emerged victorious.
Adrian returns to the courts on Saturday when it hosts Lawrence Tech for another out of conference outing, starting at noon.
1. Sofey Fugate (HU) def. Arielle Williams, 6-3, 7-6 (7-4)
2. Nicole Millar (HU) def. Morgan Spencer, 6-1, 3-6, 12-10
3. Markilynn Hogle (HU) def. Renae Adams Almasy, 6-4, 6-4
4. Amber Laginess (AC) def. Allie Gales, 6-0, 6-3
5. McKenzie Krieg (AC) def. Allison Costatino, 6-3, 6-1
6. Olivia Neumann (AC) def. Catherine Harris, 6-4, 6-4
1. Sofey Fugate/Nicole Millar (HU) def. Arielle Williams/Renae Adams Almasy, 9-8 (7-5)
2. Morgan Spencer/Victoria Watson (AC) def. Markilynn Hogle/Allie Gales, 8-4
3. Amber Laginess/McKenzie Krieg (AC) def. Allison Costatino/Catherine Harris, 8-1
Match notes: Attendance -28 ; Order of Finish: 3,2,1 for doubles and 5,4,3,2,1,6 for singles