Women's Tennis Cruises Past Belmont Abbey, 8-1

BANNER ELK, N.C. --- A quartet of LMC women's tennis players notched two wins each while cruising to an 8-1 win against Belmont Abbey in Conference Carolinas play Thursday afternoon at the LMC Tennis Courts in Banner Elk, N.C.

The Bobcats (2-13, 1-7 CC) snapped a lengthy losing skid by winning their first conference match of the year. The Crusaders (1-15, 0-7) remain winless in CC play and earned their lone win at No. 3 singles.

The tandem of Samantha Wohlers (Windsor, Ontario, Canada) and Hillary Lutz (Shelby, N.C.) put LMC up early with an 8-3 win at No. 1 doubles.

The duo of Caroline Green (Columbia, Tenn.) and Taylor Bost (Jefferson, Ga.) claimed No. 2 doubles with ease, 8-1.

Jordan Mayer (Timberlake, N.C.) and Margaret Bumgarner (Hurdle Mills, N.C.) battled to an 8-6 win at No. 3 doubles, putting the Bobcats up 3-0.

Wohlers fended off Lydia Schellenberg in No. 1 singles play with a 6-3, 7-6 victory before Lutz downed Katharine Miller in a three-set thriller 3-6, 6-3, 6-0 at No. 2 singles.

Bost claimed her second win of the day in No. 4 singles competition in a 7-6, 6-2 fashion.

Chapman kept Brigid Donohue at arm's length, on her way to a 6-3, 6-0 win at No. 5 singles before Bumgarner impressed with a 6-1, 6-0 win at No. 6 singles.

LMC wraps up its season when it travels to North Greenville Saturday at 3 p.m. in Tigerville, S.C.

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