ASHEVILLE, N.C. --- The UNC Asheville women's tennis team swept Lees-McRae College, 7-0, in non-conference play on Sunday afternoon.
Asheville (5-3) surrendered just one game in doubles play, sweeping each of the three pairings to earn the point and take an early 1-0 lead over the Bobcats (1-3).
In the first doubles matchup, Asheville's Stephanie Schon (San Diego, Calif.) and Zoe Hamel (Paris, France) defeated Christine Vanard (Winston-Salem, N.C.) and Lyndsay Peagram (Greensboro, N.C.) by an 8-1 margin. Devon Cavanaugh (Tallahassee, Fla.) and Britney Cloer (Hendersonville, N.C.) then won their matchup with Maria Andrade (Middle Village, N.Y.) and Kelsey Hiatt (Mt. Airy, N.C.), 8-0, as Jackie McGuirk (Raynham, Mass.) and Nicole Schon (San Diego, Calif.) defeated Raven Harris (St. Pauls, N.C.) and Renee Roberson (Salisbury, N.C.) by an 8-0 margin.
Cloer kicked off singles play with a hard-fought 6-4, 7-5 win over Vanard, before Stephanie Schon and Hamel swept Peagram and Andrade with a pair of 6-0, 6-0 victories to clinch the deciding points for Asheville. Nicole Schon followed with a 6-1, 6-1 victory over Hiatt, while Cavanaugh and McGuirk each tallied 6-0, 6-0 wins over Harris and Roberson to close out the afternoon's action.
Lees-McRae returns to action on Wednesday when the Bobcats travel to Jefferson City, Tenn. to take on Carson-Newman College at 2:30 p.m.
- LMC -
UNC Asheville 7, Lees-McRae 0
1. Britney Cloer (UNCA) def. Christine Vanard (LMC) 6-4, 7-5
2. Stephanie Schon (UNCA) def. Lyndsay Peagram (LMC) 6-0 6-0
3. Zoe Hamel (UNCA) def. Maria Andrade (LMC) 6-0 6-0
4. Nicole Schon def. Kelsey Hiatt (LMC), 6-1, 6-1
5. Devon Cavanaugh (UNCA) def . Raven Harris (LMC) 6-0, 6-0
6. Jackie McGuirk (UNCA) def. Renee Robertson (LMC) 6-0 6-0
1. Stephaie Schon/Hamel (UNCA) def. Vanard/Peagram (LMC), 8-1
2. Cavanaugh/Cloer (UNCA) def. Andrade/Hiatt (LMC), 8-0
3. McGuirk/Nicole Schon (UNCA) def Harris/Robertson (LMC), 8-0