ADRIAN, Mich.--The Adrian College women's tennis team swept the doubles competition against visiting Trine University on Wednesday en route to an 8-1 win at the Merillat Sport & Fitness Center field house, earning the Bulldogs their first Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association victory of the season.
Adrian improves to 6-6 overall and 1-1 in the MIAA, while the Thunder dip to 3-7, 0-1.
The Bulldogs got off to a strong 3-0 start after the doubles round. Junior Victoria Watson and freshman Mikayla Herig led the way at No. 3, defeating Sloan Davis/Carlee Richardson 9-8, 7-4 in a tiebreaker.
Seniors Arielle Williams and Morgan Spencer paved Adrian's way in singles, taking easy straight-set wins at the top two flights.
Trine's lone point came courtesy of Kinnsey Pass over Victoria Watson in a thrilling No. 3 singles match, 4-6, 7-5, 10-3.
At No. 4 singles, sophomore Amber Laginess won her ninth consecutive match and improved to 11-1 overall after beating Kaitlin Black, 6-1, 6-2.
Sophomores Renae Almasy and Olivia Neumann wrapped up the Bulldogs' wins in singles at Nos. 5 and 6, respectively.
Adrian is scheduled to travel to Alma for a MIAA match against the Scots on Friday (4 p.m.).
|1. Arielle Williams (ADRIANW) def. Madison Hatkevich (TRINEW) 6-1, 6-2|
|2. Morgan Spencer (ADRIANW) def. Tarah Brennan (TRINEW) 6-2, 6-0|
|3. Kinnsey Pass (TRINEW) def. Victoria Watson (ADRIANW) 4-6, 7-5, 10-3|
|4. Amber Laginess (ADRIANW) def. Kaitlin Black (TRINEW) 6-1, 6-2|
|5. Renae Almasy (ADRIANW) def. Sloan Davis (TRINEW) 6-0, 6-3|
|6. Olivia Neumann (ADRIANW) def. Carlee Richardson (TRINEW) 6-4, 6-0|
|1. Morgan Spencer/Amber Laginess (ADRIANW) def. Madison Hatkevich/Tarah Brennan (TRINEW) 8-3|
|2. Arielle Williams/Renae Almasy (ADRIANW) def. Kinnsey Pass/Kaitlin Black (TRINEW) 8-1|
|3. Victoria Watson/Mikayla Herig (ADRIANW) def. Sloan Davis/Carlee Richardson (TRINEW) 9-8 (7-4)|
|Trine University 3-7 (0-1 MIAA)|
|Adrian College 6-6 (1-1 MIAA)|
|Order of finish: Doubles (2,1,3); Singles (2,1,3,4,5,6)|
|Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association match...Bulldogs' home debut in|
|MIAA play...Adrian avenges 7-2 loss to Trine last season.|