Taming the Cougars

Taming the Cougars

NASHVILLE, Tenn.  – The Belmont women's tennis team defeated SIUE, 5-2, on Saturday afternoon at Centennial Sportsplex. 

The Bruins took the doubles point after defeating the Cougars at positions one and two. Erin Allen and Peyton Lee defeated Lara Tupper and Ann-Christine Link 6-3 at No. 1, while Maria Plaksina and Terra Sheldon defeated Alina Munteanu and Raillane Kamdem 6-3 at No. 3. 

In singles, the Bruins posted wins in the bottom four positions to earn their fourth consecutive win. Allen defeated Callaghan Adams 6-2, 6-0 at No. 3.  Then, Plaksina defeated Kamdem 6-0, 6-1 at No. 4.  At number five, Sheldon won 6-3, 6-1 against Link, while at six, Sarah Brackin defeated Maria Thibault 6-3, 6-1.

With the victory, BU moves to 11-6, 4-1 in the OVC.  Their current four match win streak is the longest since the program won five in a row at the end of the 2003-04 season.  

The Bruins will continue OVC play against Tennessee State on April 13 at Centennial Sportsplex.  First serve is set for 10 a.m. 

Belmont 5, SIUE 2
 
Singles competition
1. Alina Munteanu (SIUE) def. Drew Hawkins (BELW) 2-6, 6-1, 10-7
2. Lara Tupper (SIUE) def. Peyton Lee (BELW) 7-6, 6-4
3. Erin Allen (BELW) def. Callaghan Adams (SIUE) 6-2, 6-0
4. Maria Plaksina (BELW) def. Raillane Kamdem (SIUE) 6-0, 6-1
5. Terra Sheldon (BELW) def. Ann-Christine Link (SIUE) 6-3, 6-1
6. Sarah Brackin (BELW) def. Maria Thibault (SIUE) 6-3, 6-1
 
Doubles competition
1. Erin Allen/Peyton Lee (BELW) def. Lara Tupper/Ann-Christine Link (SIUE) 6-3
2. Drew Hawkins/Lauren Carelli (BELW) vs. Callaghan Adams/Maria Thibault (SIUE) 4-5, unfinished
3. Maria Plaksina/Terra Sheldon (BELW) def. Alina Munteanu/Raillane Kamdem (SIUE) 6-3
 
Match Notes:
SIUE 6-10, 1-3
Belmont 11-6, 4-1
Order of finish: Doubles (3,1); Singles (4,3,5,6,1,2)