Abbey defeats Bobcats, 7-2

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BANNER ELK, N.C. --- The Belmont Abbey College women's tennis team took two of three matches in doubles play and posted three victories in singles action en route to a 7-2 Conference Carolinas win over Lees-McRae College on Saturday afternoon.

The Bobcats honored their senior class prior to the match, celebrating the careers of Lyndsay Peagram (Greensboro, N.C.), Kelsey Hiatt (Mt. Airy, N.C.), and Raven Harris (St. Pauls, N.C.).

Belmont Abbey's (4-10, 3-6 CC) duo of Kirstie Jenkins and Katharine Miller opened the afternoon with a hard-fought 9-8 victory over Lees-McRae's (1-13, 1-10 CC) tandem of Peagram and Samantha Wohlers (Windsor, Ontario, Canada), before Hiatt and Harris answered with an 8-6 win against Paige French and Shannon Ramsey. The Abbey was awarded the third doubles flight by default.

Jenkins kicked off singles play with a 6-1, 6-0 victory over Peagram, as Wohlers rallied for a hard-fought 1-6, 7-5, 1-0 win against Miller in the second flight. French defeated Hiatt, 6-2, 6-2 in the third flight, as Ramsey registered a 6-2, 6-2 win over Harris at No. 4. The Abbey was awarded the fifth and sixth flights by default.

Lees-McRae is expected to return one letter-winner (Wohlers) from this year's squad following the graduation of Peagram, Hiatt, and Harris.

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