NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Belmont women's tennis team picked up their first win of the season as they swept Martin Methodist 7-0 in a match played Friday night indoors at the Ensworth Tennis Center.
The Bruins took the early 1-0 lead after capturing the doubles point. At one, the duo of Maria Plaksina and Terra Sheldon defeated Sina Albersmeier and Michelle Blaha 6-2. Then at the two position, Lauren Carelli and Erin Allen swept Skylar McDonald and Miriam Sanchez 6-0. Finally at three, Sarah Brackin and Mical Johnson beat Darby Tompkins and Jennifer Wilson 6-0.
In singles, the Bruins swept all six matches to clinch the 7-0 win over the Redhawks. At one, sophomore Drew Hawkins beat Skylar McDonald 6-1, 6-0. Freshman Peyton Lee won at two over Sina Albersmeier 6-1, 6-3, while at three, sophomore Erin Allen defeated Michelle Blaha 6-0, 6-0.
Plaksina was victorious at the four position as she beat Miriam Sanchez 6-1, 6-2. Brackin swept Jennifer Wilson at number five, 6-0, 6-0, while sophomore Nikki Christiansen defeated Darby Tompkins at number six 6-2, 6-0.
The women's tennis team (1-2) is back in action at home next Friday, February 1, as they host ETSU at 6:00pm indoors at the Ensworth Tennis Center.
Belmont 7, Martin Methodist 0
1. Drew Hawkins (BELW) def. Skylar McDonald (MMC) 6-1, 6-0
2. Peyton Lee (BELW) def. Sina Albersmeier (MMC) 6-1, 6-3
3. Erin Allen (BELW) def. Michelle Blaha (MMC) 6-0, 6-0
4. Maria Plaksina (BELW) def. Miriam Sanchez (MMC) 6-1, 6-2
5. Sarah Brackin (BELW) def. Jennifer Wilson (MMC) 6-0, 6-0
6. Nikki Christiansen (BELW) def. Darby Tompkins (MMC) 6-2, 6-0