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Hard Fought Loss

Hard Fought Loss

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Belmont women's tennis team fell to Jacksonville State 4-3 in a hard fought match held indoors on Friday at the Ensworth Tennis Center in Nashville. 

The Gamecocks took the early 1-0 lead as they won two of the three doubles matches at positions two and three.  At two, Harriet Hamilton and Elena Tendero beat Drew Hawkins and Lauren Carelli 6-3.  Then at three, Cristina Moll Alles and Balsen Kaya defeated Maria Plasksina and Terra Sheldon 6-4.  The match at number one was unfinished.

In singles, Belmont stormed back winning three of the next four matches.  At five, Sheldon beat Tendero 6-2, 6-1.  Then at one, Hawkins defeated Hamilton 6-4, 6-3.  Freshman Peyton Lee made it three wins for BU as she swept Alessia Locati 6-2, 6-2. 

However, the Gamecocks clinched the 4-3 victory as they earned wins at positions three and six.  Sophomore Erin Allen lost in three sets to Malin Buechner, fellow sophomore Sarah Brackin fell to Cristina Moll Alles 6-4, 6-2.

The women's tennis team (12-7, 5-2) wraps up their regular season as they play at Austin Peay tomorrow at 2:00pm in Clarksville.


Jacksonville State 4, Belmont 3

Singles competition

1. Drew Hawkins (BELW) def. HAMILTON, Harriet (JSUW) 6-4, 6-3

2. Peyton Lee (BELW) def. LOCATI, Alessia (JSUW) 6-2, 6-2

3. BUECHNER, Malin (JSUW) def. Erin Allen (BELW) 6-4, 6-7 (4-7), 6-3

4. CONEJERO, Alba (JSUW) def. Maria Plaksina (BELW) 6-1, 6-1

5. Terra Sheldon (BELW) def. TENDERO, Elena (JSUW) 6-2, 6-1

6. MOLL ALLES, Cristina (JSUW) def. Sarah Brackin (BELW) 6-4, 6-2


Doubles competition

1. Erin Allen/Peyton Lee (BELW) vs. CONEJERO, Alba/BUECHNER, Malin (JSUW) 5-3, unfinished

2. HAMILTON, Harriet/TENDERO, Elena (JSUW) def. Drew Hawkins/Lauren Carelli (BELW) 6-3

3. MOLL ALLES, Cristina/KAYA, Balsen (JSUW) def. Maria Plaksina/Terra Sheldon (BELW) 6-4


Match Notes:

Jacksonville State 13-3, 6-1

Belmont 12-7, 5-2

Order of finish: Doubles (3,2); Singles (5,4,1,2,3,6)