Women's Tennis Comes From Behind to Clip MIAA Foe Alma College on the Road, 5-4

Arielle Williams
Arielle Williams

ALMA, Mich.--Trailing 2-1 going into the singles competition, the visiting Adrian College women's tennis team took four of the last six matches to capture a 5-4 win Friday over Alma College in Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association play.

Adrian improves to 7-6 overall (2-1 in the MIAA) with its second win in a row and third in the Bulldogs' last four outings. The Scots drop to 3-7 on the season and 0-2 in the conference.

Senior Arielle Williams and sophomore Renae Almasy gave Adrian its first point with a No. 2 doubles triumph over Paige Pontious/Claudia Barajas, 8-4, but the Bulldogs trailed 2-1 going into the singles matches.

Sophomore Amber Laginess won her 10th match in a row and improved to 12-1 overall to set the tone for the Bulldogs in singles, beating Pontious in three sets, 6-3, 1-6, 6-3, in the No. 3 position.

Almasy was Adrian's lone double winner as she dispatched Matilda Ennis at No. 5 singles, 6-1, 6-4.

Adrian senior Morgan Spencer was victorious at No. 2 singles, cruising past Nikki Malekadeli 6-2, 6-0, and sophomore Olivia Neumann turned back Chloe Ramsey, 6-3, 6-4, at No. 6.

Megan Solano paced the Scots with wins at No. 1 singles and No. 1 doubles with her partner Malekadeli. 

Adrian is scheduled to play non-conference and NAIA opponent Bethel-Ind. at 4 p.m. Monday.

Adrian College 5, Alma College 4
Apr 08, 2016 at Alma, Mich.

Singles competition
1. Megan Solano (ALMA) def. Arielle Williams (ADRIANW) 6-4, 6-1
2. Morgan Spencer (ADRIANW) def. Nikki Malekadeli (ALMA) 6-2, 6-0
3. Amber Laginess (ADRIANW) def. Paige Pontious (ALMA) 6-3, 1-6, 6-3
4. Claudia Barajas (ALMA) def. Victoria Watson (ADRIANW) 6-2, 6-0
5. Renae Almasy (ADRIANW) def. Matilda Ennis (ALMA) 6-1, 6-4
6. Olivia Neumann (ADRIANW) def. Chloe Ramsey (ALMA) 6-3, 6-4
Doubles competition
1. Megan Solano/Nikki Malekadeli (ALMA) def. Morgan Spencer/Amber Laginess (ADRIANW) 8-1
2. Arielle Williams/Renae Almasy (ADRIANW) def. Paige Pontious/Claudia Barajas (ALMA) 8-4
3. Matilda Ennis/Amy Wood (ALMA) def. Victoria Watson/Mikayla Herig (ADRIANW) 8-5
Match Notes
Adrian College 7-6, 2-1 MIAA
Alma College 3-7, 0-2 MIAA