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Friday Afternoon Win

Friday Afternoon Win

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn.  – The Belmont Women's tennis team defeated the University of Central Arkansas 4-3 Friday afternoon in Clarksville, Tenn. 

With UCA only having five players, the match was set for two doubles and five singles matches with the Bruins up a point before matches started due to the default.   

The Bruins grabbed a 2-0 lead after a win at No. 2 doubles. Erin Allen and Lauren Carelli defeated Fuka Nonoyama/Marli Van Heerden 7-5.  

In singles, the Bruins grabbed wins at No. 2 and No. 3 singles to give Belmont the win. Erin Allen defeated Mei Ishimura 6-4, 3-6, 6-2 at the two and Peyton Lee defeated Van Heerden 6-2, 6-4. 

The Bruins continue the weekends play with a home match against the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. The match against the Mocs is set for 6 p.m. at Centennial Sportsplex in Nashville. 



Belmont 4, Central Arkansas 3


Singles competition

1. Fuka Nonoyama (UCA) def. Drew Hawkins (BELW) 6-3, 6-4

2. Erin Allen (BELW) def. Mei Ishimura (UCA) 6-4, 3-6, 6-2

3. Peyton Lee (BELW) def. Marli Van Heerden (UCA) 6-2, 6-4

4. Yada Vasupongchai (UCA) def. Sarah Brackin (BELW) 6-1, 6-2

5. Rada Manataweewat (UCA) def. Terra Sheldon (BELW) 4-6, 6-1, 1-0 (12-10)

6. Maria Plaksina (BELW) def. No player (UCA), by default


Doubles competition

1. Fuka Nonoyama/Marli Van Heerden (UCA) def. Drew Hawkins/Peyton Lee (BELW) 7-5

2. Erin Allen/Lauren Carelli (BELW) def. Mei Ishimura/Yada Vasupongchai (UCA) 6-3

3. Terra Sheldon/Maria Plaksina (BELW) def. No player/No player (UCA), by default