Macon, Ga. – The Belmont women's tennis team fell to homestanding Mercer 6-1 in an Atlantic Sun Conference match held Friday in Macon, Georgia.
The Bears won the first point of the match as they captured two of the three doubles matches. The lone Belmont win came at number three as Lindsay Bennett and Lauren Irick beat Stephanie Cohen and Sarah Hanna 8-6.
In singles, Mercer won five of the six matches to clinch the match victory 6-1 over the Bruins. The only Belmont player to win a singles match was Lauren Irick, who won at number six. Irick beat Sarah Hanna 2-6, 7-6 (7-3), 10-6.
Belmont (3-12, 0-8) returns to action Saturday as they play at Kennesaw State beginning at 9:00am CT.
Mercer University 6, Belmont 1
1. Jennifer Lada (MER) def. Abby Leatherwood (BELW) 6-4, 6-0
2. Anna Wieslander (MER) def. Laura Stack (BELW) 6-3, 6-1
3. Amalia Bugge (MER) def. Abigail Hogan (BELW) 6-1, 6-4
4. Priscilla Dias (MER) def. Lindsay Bennett (BELW) 6-3, 6-0
5. Stephanie Cohen (MER) def. Natalia Nunes (BELW) 6-2, 6-0
6. Lauren Irick (BELW) def. Sarah Hanna (MER) 2-6, 7-6 (7-3), 10-6
1. Jennifer Lada/Amalia Bugge (MER) def. Laura Stack/Abby Leatherwood (BELW) 8-4
2. Anna Wieslander/Priscilla Dias (MER) def. Abigail Hogan/Natalia Nunes (BELW) 8-4
3. Lindsay Bennett/Lauren Irick (BELW) def. Stephanie Cohen/Sarah Hanna (MER) 8-6
Belmont 3-12, 0-8 A-Sun
Mercer University 6-8, 2-6 A-Sun