April 9, 2011

Fleet sails by Bobcats, 9-0

Box score

BANNER ELK, N.C. --- The Erskine College women's tennis team swept doubles play, and won each singles match en route to a 9-0 Conference Carolinas victory over Lees-McRae College on Saturday morning.

Erskine's (15-4, 9-0 CC) Tessa Rheault and Britton Bignon opened the day with an 8-2 win over Christine Vanard (Winston-Salem, N.C.) and Lyndsay Peagram (Greensboro, N.C.) before Corin Hallman and Victoria Stevens knocked off Maria Andrade (Middle Village, N.Y.) and Kelsey Hiatt (Mount Airy, N.C.) by a score of 8-1. Abby O'Reilly and Nikki Miller then defeated Renee Roberson (Salisbury, N.C.) and Raven Harris (St. Pauls, N.C.) by a tally of 8-1.

Rheault opened singles play with a 6-3, 6-3 win over Vanard, before Hallman defeated Peagram, 6-3, 6-1 to register the clinching point. Bignon then defeated Andrade, 6-4, 6-0, as O'Reilly won her fourth flight match against Hiatt by a tally of 6-1, 6-2. Stephens posted a 6-1, 6-0 win over Roberson at No. 5 singles, before Miller closed out the day with a 6-0, 6-1 victory against Harris.

Lees-McRae returns to the courts on Sunday when the Bobcats travel to Misenheimer, N.C. to resume their conference slate against Pfeiffer University. Play is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m.

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