March 22, 2011

Bulldogs rally to edge Bobcats, 5-4

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WILSON, N.C. --- The Barton College women's tennis team won four of six singles matches to rally for a 5-4 win over Lees-McRae College in Conference Carolinas action on Tuesday afternoon.

Lees-McRae's (1-6, 1-3 CC) Christine Vanard (Winston-Salem, N.C.) and Maria Andrade (Middle Village, N.Y.) opened the day with a hard-fought 9-8 (7-1) victory over Mika Deane and Lindsey Frederick, before Lyndsay Peagram (Greensboro, N.C.) and Kelsey Hiatt (Mt. Airy, N.C.) shut out Lindsay Toth and Carol Fischer, 8-0, to give the Bobcats a 2-0 lead. The Bulldogs' Jaime Galasso and Francesca Del Pozo then cut the lead to 2-1 with a 9-8 (7-4) victory over Raven Harris (St. Pauls, N.C.) and Renee Roberson (Salisbury, N.C.).

Deane evened the score at 2-2 in the first singles flight, earning a hard-fought 6-3, 3-6, 6-4 victory over Vanard. Peagram responded with a 6-4, 6-4 win over Frederick before Andrade rallied from a 6-0 first-set loss against Toth, responding with wins of 6-4 and 6-2 in the final two sets to earn the victory and give LMC a 4-2 lead.

Galasso answered with a 6-3, 6-1 win over Hiatt before Fischer posted a 6-2, 6-3 victory against Roberson to even the tally at 4-4. Del Pozo then delivered the deciding point for the Bulldogs, completing the rally with a 6-1, 6-2 win over Harris to give Barton the 5-4 victory.

Lees-McRae returns to the courts on Sunday when the Bobcats host Queens University of Charlotte to continue their conference slate at 1 p.m.

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