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Grounding the Flyers

Grounding the Flyers

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Belmont women's tennis team picked up their second straight win as they defeated Dayton 4-0 in a match played indoors on Thursday at the Nashboro Village Club in Nashville. 

Belmont took the early 1-0 lead as they took two of the three doubles matches.  At one, sophomore Drew Hawkins and freshman Peyton Lee defeated Emily Zargham and Kelly Pleiman 6-3.  Then at three, sophomores Maria Plaksina and Terra Sheldon beat Kristina Benjamin and Mary Brascia 6-2.

In singles, the Bruins posted victories at the first three positions to clinch the 4-0 sweep of the Flyers.  Hawkins won at number one over Mattea Kilstofe 6-3, 7-5.  Then Lee won at two over Zargham 6-2, 6-0.  Sophomore Erin Allen clinched the win for BU with a 6-2, 6-1 victory over Pleiman. 

The three remaining singles matches were unfinished since the match result had been determined.

"Today was a good win for us," said Mauricio Antun, Belmont's Director of Tennis.   "We played this team last year and it was a very close match. To be able to win without losing a set gives us a lot of confidence going into conference play. We are heading in the right direction and I am excited to see these where this team can go.

The women's tennis team (7-5) returns to the court on Sunday, March 24 as they open OVC play by hosting Murray State at 1:00pm at Centennial Sportsplex. 

Belmont 4, Dayton 0


Singles competition

1. Drew Hawkins (BELW) def. Mattea Kilstofe (UD) 6-3, 7-5

2. Peyton Lee (BELW) def. Emily Zargham (UD) 6-2, 6-0

3. Erin Allen (BELW) def. Kelly Pleiman (UD) 6-2, 6-1

4. Terra Sheldon (BELW) vs. Zoe Woods (UD) 6-2, 6-5, unfinished

5. Lauren Carelli (BELW) vs. Natalie Allen (UD) 2-2, unfinished

6. Sarah Brackin (BELW) vs. Mary Brascia (UD) unfinished


Doubles competition

1. Drew Hawkins/Peyton Lee (BELW) def. Emily Zargham/Kelly Pleiman (UD) 6-3

2. Erin Allen/Lauren Carelli (BELW) vs. Mattea Kilstofe/Natalie Allen (UD) 2-5, unfinished

3. Maria Plaksina/Terra Sheldon (BELW) def. Kristina Benjamin/Mary Brascia (UD) 6-2


Match Notes:

Dayton 4-11

Belmont 7-5