BANNER ELK, N.C. --- The Lees-McRae College women's tennis team won two of three matches in doubles play, and closed out singles action with four straight wins en route to a pivotal 6-3 victory over Limestone College on Sunday afternoon in Conference Carolinas play.
Limestone's (1-18, 1-7 CC) Eve Aubry and Jimena Munoz Quiroga opened doubles play with an 8-4 victory over Lees-McRae's (2-6, 2-3 CC) Christine Vanard (Winston-Salem, N.C.) and Maria Andrade (Middle Village, N.Y.). Lyndsay Peagram (Greensboro, N.C.) and Kelsey Hiatt (Mount Airy, N.C.) answered with an 8-0 victory against Krystal Barker and Nicole Jones, before Raven Harris (St. Pauls, N.C.) and Renee Roberson (Salisbury, N.C.) defeated Jenny Naven and Bea Nicholas to give LMC a 2-1 advantage.
Quiroga evened the match for the Saints with a hard-fought 3-6, 6-2, 6-0 victory over Vanard before Aubry gave Limestone a 3-2 advantage with a 6-2, 6-2 win against Peagram. Andrade kick-started the rally for the Bobcats at No. 3 singles, registering a 6-1, 6-0 win over Barker before Hiatt defeated Naven, 6-0, 6-1 in the fourth flight. Roberson delivered the deciding point in the fifth flight, earning a 6-0, 6-1 victory over Jones before Harris capped the day with a 6-4, 6-1 victory against Nicholas.
Lees-McRae returns to the courts on Tuesday when the Bobcats host Converse College to resume their conference schedule. Play is slated to begin at 3:30 p.m.
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