Pioneers blank Bobcats, 9-0

GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- The Tusculum College women's tennis team swept both singles and doubles play en route to a 9-0 victory over visiting Lees-McRae College in non-conference play on Sunday afternoon.

Tusculum's (2-1) duo of Kate Hutchinson and Adrienne Kaye opened the match with an 8-3 win over Lees-McRae's (0-2) tandem of Samantha Wohlers (Windsor, Ontario, Canada) and Hilary Lutz (Shelby, N.C.), before Taylor Patterson and Erin Mills defeated Stevie Harrell (Morganton, N.C.) and Taylor Bost (Jefferson, Ga.), 8-0. Megan Buckmaster and Marissa Lewis gave the Pioneers a 3-0 lead at No. 3 doubles with an 8-0 win over Emily Jones (Leonardtown, Md.) and LeeAnn Sullivan (Greensboro, N.C.).

Hutchinson notched a 6-3, 6-4 win against Wohlers at No. 1 singles, as Patterson delivered a hard-fought 7-5, 2-6, 11-9 victory against Lutz in the second flight. Waters defeated Bost, 6-0, 6-0 in the third flight, while Mills posted a 6-1, 6-1 win over Harrell at No. 4 doubles. Kaye posted a 6-0, 6-1 victory against Sullivan at No. 5 doubles, as Amanda Sumner rounded out the afternoon with a 6-2, 6-0 win in the final singles flight.

Lees-McRae returns to the court on Friday, February 15 when the Bobcats travel to Salisbury, N.C. to take on Catawba College in non-conference play at 1 p.m.

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