NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Belmont women's tennis team earned their sixth win of the season with a 7-0 sweep of Stonehill College Thursday afternoon indoors at Centennial Sportsplex.
The Bruins took the early 1-0 lead as they swept all three doubles matches. At one, sophomore Drew Hawkins and freshman Peyton Lee defeated Alexandra Vo and Annelise Howick 6-1. Then at two, freshman Lauren Carelli and Erin Allen posted their eighth win of the season with a 6-3 victory over Bethany Hammond and Samantha Ormesher. Finally at three, sophomore Maria Plaksina and Terra Sheldon remained undefeated this spring as they blanked Caroline Ray and Nicole Downey 6-0.
In singles, Belmont continued their strong play by winning all six matches. Hawkins won at one over Vo 6-1, 6-0. At two, freshman Peyton Lee defeated Ormesher 6-1, 6-0. Allen was victorious at three over Emma Markayan 6-1, 6-3.
Plaksina outlasted Hammond at position four 6-2, 4-6, 11-9. Sheldon won at five over Nicole Downet 6-1, 6-1, while Carelli beat Caroline Ray 6-1, 6-0.
Due to the threat of rain and storms, Saturday's road match at North Alabama has been postponed. A new date and time for that match will be determined at a later date.
The women's tennis team (6-5) will be back in action next Thursday as they host Dayton at 10:00am at Centennial Sportsplex.
Belmont 7, Stonehill 0
1. Drew Hawkins (BELW) def. Alexandra Vo (STO) 6-1, 6-0
2. Peyton Lee (BELW) def. Samantha Ormesher (STO) 6-1, 6-0
3. Erin Allen (BELW) def. Emma Markaryan (STO) 6-1, 6-3
4. Maria Plaksina (BELW) def. Bethany Hammond (STO) 6-2, 4-6, 1-0 (11-9)
5. Terra Sheldon (BELW) def. Nicole Downey (STO) 6-1, 6-1
6. Lauren Carelli (BELW) def. Caroline Ray (STO) 6-1, 6-0