ADRIAN, Mich.--The Adrian College women's tennis squad spent its spring break in the state of Florida and came home with two wins out of three matches. The Bulldogs see their overall record even to 4-4 on the season.
"It was great to see two solid wins on our trip," said Adrian second-year coach Maxim Sukalo. "The improvements that happen every day in practice and the 100 percent effort each player dedicated to the program turned into winning results on the match courts.
"Off the court, we visited Clearwater Beach, Medieval Times, Universal Studios and a Detroit Tigers spring training game."
The trip to the Orlando area began with an 8-1 setback at the hands of Saint Mary's University (Minn.). Sophomore Amber Laginess picked up Adrian's lone point at No. 4 singles with a 4-6, 6-0, 10-4 comeback win.
But the following day, the Bulldogs rebounded nicely with wins over St. Vincent, 6-3, and Eastern-Pa., 7-2. In the first match against the Bearcats--a team now 10-6 this season--Adrian took a 3-0 lead after the doubles round and split six singles matches for the victory. Sophomore Renae Adams Almasy, classmate Olivia Neumann and Laginess were multiple winners. In the five-point win over the Eagles, senior Arielle Williams led the charge with triumphs at No. 1 singles and No. 1 doubles. Adrian again got off to a quick start after sweeping the three doubles matches.
Laginess led the Bulldogs with three singles wins while going 2-1 at No. 3 doubles with Neumann. On the season, Laginess tops Adrian with a 7-1 singles mark and 5-3 with three doubles partners.
With February in the rear-view mirror, Adrian turns to the month of March with meetings against Ohio Northern (11 a.m.) and Manchester (4 p.m.) at home on Thursday, March 31.