Women’s College Tennis Final – #19 Roanoke 7, Guilford 2

SALEM, Va. — Guilford College’s women’s tennis team dropped all but two matches against Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) rival Roanoke College Friday. The Maroons are ranked 19th in the April 11 Division III ITA Atlantic South Region rankings.

The Quakers’ (5-7, 2-6 ODAC) Fernanda Gonzalez won both of her matches. The rookie defeated Lauren Marszai at sixth singles in tiebreak, 5-7, 6-2, 10-5. Roanoke (10-3, 8-1 ODAC) dominated singles, winning first and second singles 6-1, 6-1. Guilford’s Kim Kleimeier her third-singles first set into tiebreak but was defeated 7-6 (7-1), 6-1.

Gonzalez paired with Allison Hewitt to represent the Quakers’ only doubles win. The third-doubles tandem bested Kaitlyn Diskerud and Brianna Carroll, 8-6. Guilford’s Haley Andrews and Allie Guy dropped their first-doubles match, 8-0.

The Quakers next play on the road Saturday, Apr. 13 against Lynchburg College and Randolph College, both conference opponents. The games commence at 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. respectively.

The team returns home for its final match of the season Sunday, Apr. 14 against ODAC foe Washington and Lee University at 2:00 p.m.

Tennis Match Results
Guilford vs Roanoke
Apr 12, 2013 at Salem, Va.
Roanoke 7, Guilford 2

Singles competition
1. Corbin Leitch (RC) def. Haley Andrews (GC) 6-1, 6-1
2. Laura Dodson (RC) def. Natalie Sutton (GC) 6-1, 6-1
3. Briell Smith (RC) def. Kim Kleimeier (GC) 7-6 (7-1), 6-1
4. Kristen McDowell (RC) def. Allie Guy (GC) 6-1, 6-0
5. Haley Goodes (RC) def. Allison Hewitt (GC) 6-1, 6-3
6. Fernanda Gonzalez (GC) def. Lauren Marszai (RC) 5-7, 6-2, 10-5

Doubles competition
1. Laura Dodson/Briell Smith (RC) def. Haley Andrews/Allie Guy (GC) 8-0
2. Corbin Leitch/Kristen McDowell (RC) def. Kim Kleimeier/Natalie Sutton (GC) 8-4
3. Allison Hewitt/Fernanda Gonzalez (GC) def. Kaitlyn Diskerud/Brianna Carroll (RC) 8-6

Match Notes:
Guilford 5-7, 2-6 ODAC
Roanoke 10-3, 8-1 ODAC; Regional ranking #19
Old Dominion Athletic Conference match