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Good Start in Chattanooga

Erin Allen and Drew Hawkins
Erin Allen and Drew Hawkins

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.- The Belmont women's tennis team had a solid first day of tournament play at the ITA Ohio Valley Regional Championship at Champions Club in Chattanooga on Thursday.

Overall, the team went 6-10 in the first day, earning some big wins in both singles and doubles play.

The doubles team of Allen and sophomore Drew Hawkins won their first round match against the Northern Kentucky team of Sunjic/Koo 8-3, but were defeated in the second round by the Tennessee team of McGiffin/Silva 8-5.

The doubles team of sophomore Sarah Brackin and Senior Mical Johnson had a bye the first one, but won their second-round match 8-5, against UT Chattanooga's Hall/Holmes.

In singles play, Erin Allen defeated Madison Riley 7-6, 6-2 to advance to the second round of the main flight on Friday.  In the B Flight, sophomore Terra Sheldon defeated Grace Whitley from Wright State 6-2, 6-1, while fellow sophomore Sarah Brackin beat Anna Marie Reynolds 6-0, 6-1.  Both Sheldon and Brackin have advanced to second round matches on Friday morning.

The second day of the ITA Ohio Valley Regional begins Friday morning at 9:00am ET. 


ITA Ohio Valley Day 1 Results


Singles Round One

Erin Allen (BU) def.  Madison Riley (Wright St.) 7-6(2), 6-2

Christina Stankovic (IUPUI) def.  Drew Hawkins (BU) 7-5, 5-7, 6-0

Sarah Brackin (BU) def. Anna Marie Reynolds (Wright St.) 6-0, 6-1

Kaitlin Ruether (Xavier) def.  Maria Plaksina (BU) 6-1, 6-0

Peyton Lee (BU) vs. Bye

Nina Bertino def. Mical Johnson (BU) 7-5, 6-3

Lauren Carelli (BU) vs. Bye

Terra Sheldon (BU) def. Grace Whitley (Wright St.) 6-2, 6-1

Eleanor Chapman (Lipscomb) def. Nikki Christiansen (BU) 7-6(4), 7-5


Doubles Round One

Hawkins/Allen (BU) vs. Sunjic/Koo (N Kentucky) 8-3

Diachenko/Kandyba (Lipscomb) def. Plaksina/Sheldon (BU) 8-7(4)

Lee/Carelli (BU) vs. Bye

Johnson/Brackin (BU) vs. Bye


Doubles Round Two

McGiffin/Silva (UT) def. Hawkins/Allen (BU) 8-5

Johnson/Brackin (BU) def. Hall/Holmes (UT Chattanooga) 8-5

Moorehead/Tulloch (UK) def. Lee/Carelli (BU) 8-3