The Pride women’s tennis team (1-2 overall, 1-0 USA South) earned its first win of the season on Saturday, beating Mary Baldwin (0-3 overall, 0-1 USA South) 8-1 at home. The victory was the first women’s win for first year Greensboro head coach Andy Smith.
The Pride started strong, taking two of the three double victories for a 2-1 lead.
Paige Brown and Elizabeth Adair teamed up in the number one position to beat Katy Kelly and McKayla Burnett 8-3, while Meredith Kelly and Margaret Dubey knocked off Najah Jenea-Edgar and Lotasha Gough 8-1 at number two. Anne-Marie Green and Alice Traub narrowly missed giving Greensboro a 3-0 lead, falling to Bria Shelton and Miangel Hite 8-6 in a hard fought match at number three.
In singles play, Greensboro swept all six spots to polish off the 8-1 win.
Meredith Kelly picked up a 6-0, 6-1 win over Burnett at one, Brown downed Katy Kelly 6-4, 6-2 at two, Adair outlasted Jenea-Edgar 6-4, 6-3 at three, Dubey swept Hite 6-0, 6-0 at four, Traub beat Gough 6-2, 6-3 at five and Green rallied past Katie Cerow 3-6, 6-3, 9-7.
“We played a good match,” said head coach Andy Smith. “Our hard work in practice paid off in the win today.”