March 22, 2013

Falcons sweep Bobcats in league play

MISENHEIMER, N.C. --- The Pfeiffer University women's tennis team swept singles and doubles play en route to a 9-0 victory over Lees-McRae College in Conference Carolinas play on Friday afternoon.

Pfeiffer's (11-3, 7-0 CC) duo of Taylor Lindsay and Valeria Mendoza opened the match with an 8-2 victory over Lees-McRae's (0-9, 0-4 CC) tandem of Samantha Wohlers (Windsor, Ontario, Canada) and Hilary Lutz (Shelby, N.C.), before Hannah Watson and Chelsi Haefele defeated Taylor Bost (Jefferson, Ga.) and Stevie Harrell (Morganton, N.C.), 8-1.

Briana Oliver and Melinda Athay registerd an 8-0 win against Emily Jones (Leonardtown, Md.) and LeeAnn Sullivan (Greensboro, N.C.) in the third flight to give the Falcons a 3-0 advantage. Lindsay posted a 6-2, 6-1 victory over Wohlers at No. 1 singles, as Mendoza held on for a hard-fought 7-5, 6-3 decision against Lutz in the second flight.

Watson defeated Bost, 6-1, 6-1 in the third flight, while Haefele and Oliver each posted 6-0, 6-0 victories over Harrell and Sullivan, respectively. Kaleigh Featherstone closed out the day with a 6-0, 6-2 win against Jones in the sixth flight.

Lees-McRae returns to the courts on Friday, March 29 when the Bobcats travel to Mount Olive, N.C. to take on Mount Olive College in league play at 2 p.m.

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