February 11, 2011

Bobcats blank Crusaders, 9-0

BELMONT, N.C. --- The Lees-McRae College women's tennis team cruised to a 9-0 win over Belmont Abbey College on Friday afternoon in Conference Carolinas play.

Lees-McRae (1-1, 1-0 CC) surrendered just four games in doubles play against Belmont Abbey (0-2, 0-2 CC), while not dropping a set in singles action.

Christine Vanard (Winston-Salem, N.C.) and Lindsay Peagram (Greensboro, N.C.) defeated Brooke Ingram and Molly Gwaltney (Colorado Springs, Colo.) 8-0 in the first doubles matchup, while Maria Andrade (Middle Village, N.Y.) and Kelsey Hiatt (Mt. Airy, N.C.) posted an 8-1 win over Bridget Franer and Paige Frenener in the afternoon's second pairing. Raven Harris (St. Pauls, N.C.) and Renee Roberson (Salisbury, N.C.) then recorded an 8-3 win over Amy Poetker and Emily Rogers in the third doubles matchup of the day.

Vanard gave Lees-McRae a 4-0 lead in the first singles matchup, defeating Ingram 6-0, 6-1. Peagram continued her strong early-season play in the second singles pairing, sweeping Gwaltney 6-0, 6-0 to secure the victory for the Bobcats. Andrade then defeated Franer 6-0, 6-0 before Hiatt slid past Frenener by scores of 6-1, 6-1. Harris followed with a 6-4, 6-4 win over Poetker before Roberson closed the afternoon with a 6-0, 6-0 victory over Rogers.

Lees-McRae returns to the court on Sunday when the Bobcats make the short trip to Boone, N.C. to take on NCAA Division I Appalachian State University in a 4 p.m. matchup.

- LMC -

Lees-McRae 9, Belmont Abbey 0

Singles

1. Christine Vanard (LMC) def. Brooke Ingram (BAC) 6-0, 6-1
2. Lyndsay Peagram (LMC) def. Molly Gwaltney (BAC) 6-0, 6-0
3. Maria Andrade (LMC) def. Bridget Franer (BAC) 6-0, 6-0
4. Kelsey Hiatt (LMC) def. Paige Frenener (BAC) 6-1, 6-1
5. Raven Harris (LMC) def. Amy Poetker 6-4, 6-4
6. Renee Roberson (LMC) def. Emily Rogers 6-0, 6-0

Doubles

1. Vanard/Peagram (LMC) def. Ingram/Gwaltney (BAC) 8-0
2. Andrade/Hiatt (LMC) def. Franer/Frenener 8-1
3. Harris/Roberson (LMC) def. Poetker/Rogers 8-3