College Women’s Tennis Final – Guilford 8, Lynchburg 1

LYNCHBURG, Va. – Guilford College’s women’s tennis team downed Lynchburg College, 8-1, Sunday in an Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) match. The visiting Quakers (5-7, 3-3 ODAC) won their second straight match. Lynchburg is 2-6 (1-4 ODAC).

Freshman Haley Andrews dropped down a flight to second singles for the first time this season and recorded a 6-3, 6-1 win over the Hornets’ Melissa Drinkard. She teamed with Allison Hewitt for an 8-4 victory at second doubles. Hewitt was a straight-set winner at fourth singles.

Adelaide Ayres made her fourth singles appearance of the season and notched a 6-2, 6-1 win at sixth singles. She teamed with Dominique Crespo at third doubles and posted an 8-2 victory for the tandem’s sixth straight victory.

Kelsey Bergen scored Lynchburg’s point with a 6-4, 7-5 win over Guilford’s Natalie Sutton, who was making her season debut at first singles.

The Quakers are in action March 23 at Averett University.

Tennis Match Results
Guilford vs Lynchburg
Mar 18, 2012 at Lynchburg, VA
LC Courts
Guilford – 8
Lynchburg – 1

Singles competition
1. Kelsey Bergen (LC) def. Natalie Sutton (GC) 6-4, 7-5
2. Haley Andrews (GC) def. Melissa Drinkard (LC) 6-3, 6-1
3. Kim Kleimeier (GC) def. Betsy Stipa (LC), by default
4. Allison Hewitt (GC) def. Berry Morse (LC) 6-2, 6-2
5. Meredith Shaffer (GC) def. Madison Dixon (LC) 6-0, 6-1
6. Adelaide Ayres (GC) def. Hailey Bettencourt (LC) 6-2, 6-1

Doubles competition
1. Natalie Sutton/Kim Kleimeier (GC) def. Betsy Stipa/Melissa Drinkard (LC) 8-4
2. Haley Andrews/Allison Hewitt (GC) def. Kelsey Bergen/Berry Morse (LC) 8-4
3. Adelaide Ayres/Dominique Crespo (GC) def. Madison Dixon/Hailey Bettencourt (LC) 8-2

Match Notes:
Guilford 5-7, 3-3 ODAC
Lynchburg 2-6, 1-4 ODAC
Old Dominion Athletic Conference match