Bulldogs rally past Bobcats in league play

WILSON, N.C. --- Samantha Wohlers (Windsor, Ontario, Canada) and Hilary Lutz (Shelby, N.C.) posted a hard-fought victory in the top doubles flight to pace the Lees-McRae College women's tennis team on Saturday afternoon, as Barton College rallied for an 8-1 win in Conference Carolinas play.

Lees-McRae's (0-11, 0-6 CC) duo of Wohlers and Lutz kicked off the day with a hard-fought 8-6 win over Barton's (9-6, 5-4 CC) tandem of Lindsey Frederick and Meredith Pruden, as Smiljana Klajic and Alicia Lasry defeated Taylor Bost (Jefferson, Ga.) and Stevie Harrell (Morganton, N.C.), 8-0. Caroline Fischer and Francesca De Pozo posted an 8-2 victory against LeeAnn Sullivan (Greensboro, N.C.) and Emily Jones (Leonardtown, Md.) to give the Bulldogs a 2-1 lead.

Kljajic registered a 6-3, 6-0 win over Wohlers in the top singles flight, as Lasry defeated Lutz, 6-4, 6-2 in the second slot. Pruden recorded a 6-2, 6-3 decision over Bost at No. 3 singles to clinch the team victory for the Bulldogs, while Frederick and Fischer posted 6-0, 6-0 wins against Harrell and Sullivan, respectively. Kristy Lievense held on for a narrow 7-5, 6-4 victory over Jones in the sixth flight.

Lees-McRae returns to the courts on Tuesday when the Bobcats host King College in league play at 2 p.m.

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