Saints sweep Bobcats, 9-0

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GAFFNEY, S.C. --- The Limestone College women's tennis team swept both singles and doubles play en route to a 9-0 victory over Lees-McRae College in Conference Carolinas play on Thursday afternoon.

Limestone's (12-6, 8-3 CC) duo of Paige Palinkas and Lauren Bolender opened the afternoon with a hard-fought 9-7 victory over Lees-McRae's (1-11, 1-8 CC) tandem of Lyndsay Peagram (Greensboro, N.C.) and Samantha Wohlers (Windsor, Ontario, Canada), as Jimena Munoz Quiroga and Ariel Svantesson defeated Kelsey Hiatt (Mt. Airy, N.C.) and Raven Harris (St. Pauls, N.C.), 8-2. Limestone was awarded the third doubles flight by default.

Palinkas kicked off singles play with a 7-5, 6-2 win against Peagram, as Quiroga defeated Wohlers, 6-0, 6-1 in the second flight. Segolene Ollivier posted a 6-0, 6-2 win over Hiatt at No. 3 singles, as Bolender defeated Harris, 6-0, 6-0. Limestone was awarded the fifth and sixth singles flights by default.

Lees-McRae returns to the courts on Friday when the Bobcats host Pfeiffer University in conference play at 2 p.m.

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