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Taming the Jaguars

Taming the Jaguars

NASHVILLE, Tenn.  – The Belmont women's tennis team picked up their fourth win of the season as they beat IUPUI 4-3 Saturday night at the Ensworth Tennis Center.

The Bruins grabbed an early 1-0 lead as they won at positions two and three in doubles. At two, sophomore Erin Allen and freshman Lauren Carelli defeated Mariella Pessina and Meghan Bernard 6-2.  Then at three, sophomores Maria Plaksina and Terra Sheldon defeated Samantha Hayward and Sarah Lounsbury 6-3.

In singles, the Bruins cinched the win with wins at No. 3, No. 4 and No. 6 positions. At three, freshman Peyton Lee won her fourth straight match after defeating Sarah Lounsbury 6-4, 6-0.   Then at four, sophomore Maria Plaksina defeated Krystal Grubb 6-3, 6-3, while sophomore Terra Sheldon won 7-5, 6-2 against Meghan Bernard at number six.

The women's tennis team (4-4) is back in action next Saturday, February 23 as they host Cumberland (Tenn.) at the Ensworth Tennis Center. 

Belmont 4, IUPUI 3
Singles competition
1. Gabrielle Ochalik (IUPUI) def. Drew Hawkins (BELW) 4-6, 7-5, 1-0 (10-4)
2. Christina Stankovic (IUPUI) def. Erin Allen (BELW) 6-1, 6-4
3. Peyton Lee (BELW) def. Sarah Lounsbury (IUPUI) 6-4, 6-0
4. Maria Plaksina (BELW) def. Krystal Grubb (IUPUI) 6-3, 6-3
5. Mariella Pessina (IUPUI) def. Sarah Brackin (BELW) 6-0, 6-1
6. Terra Sheldon (BELW) def. Meghan Bernard (IUPUI) 7-5, 6-2
Doubles competition
1. Gabrielle Ochalik/Krystal Grubb (IUPUI) def. Drew Hawkins/Peyton Lee (BELW) 6-4
2. Erin Allen/Lauren Carelli (BELW) def. Mariella Pessina/Meghan Bernard (IUPUI) 6-2
3. Maria Plaksina/Terra Sheldon (BELW) def. Sarah Lounsbury/Samantha Hayward (IUPUI) 6-3
Match Notes:
Belmont 4-4