BRENTWOOD, Tenn. – The Belmont women's tennis team picked up their first win of the season as they defeated North Alabama 6-1 in a non-conference match played indoors Friday night at the Wildwood Tennis Club in Brentwood, Tennessee.
Belmont (1-3) picked up the first point of the match as they won two of three doubles matches. At number one, Laura Stack and Carolyn Caire defeated Victoria Rees and Bruna Vieira 8-5, while at number three, Nikki Maciel and Catherine Holliday beat Natalia Barragan and Teresa Franco 8-2.
In singles, the Bruins won five of six singles matches to clinch the 6-1 victory over the visiting Lady Lions. At number one, Fabiana Mersan beat Victoria Rees 6-4, 5-2. In number three singles, Carolyn Caire defeated Natalia Barranga 6-2, 6-1, while at number four Catherine Holliday won in straight sets over Bruna Vieira 6-2, 6-2. At number five singles, Laura Stack beat Madison Patey in three sets, while Natala Nunes defeated Teresa Franco 6-2, 6-1 at the number six position.
Belmont returns to the court Saturday with two home matches. They will face Western Kentucky at 10:00am and then host Kentucky Wesleyan at 5:30pm. Both matches will be played indoors at the Wildwood Club.
Belmont 6, North Alabama 1
1. Fabiana Mersan (BELW) def. Victoria Rees (UNA) 6-4, 6-2
2. Mackenzie Bishop (UNA) def. Nikki Maciel (BELW) 6-1, 6-0
3. Carolyn Caire (BELW) def. Natalia Barragan (UNA) 6-2, 6-1
4. Catherine Holliday (BELW) def. Bruna Vieira (UNA) 6-2, 6-2
5. Laura Stack (BELW) def. Madison Patey (UNA) 6-7 (6-8), 6-0, 10-2
6. Natalia Nunes (BELW) def. Teresa Franco (UNA) 6-2, 6-1
1. Laura Stack/Carolyn Caire (BELW) def. Victoria Rees/Bruna Vieira (UNA) 8-5
2. Mackenzie Bishop/Madison Patey (UNA) def. Natalia Nunes/Fabiana Mersan (BELW) 8-2
3. Nikki Maciel/Catherine Holliday (BELW) def. Natalia Barragan/Teresa Franco (UNA) 8-2
North Alabama 0-2