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Friday Night Sweep

Friday Night Sweep

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Belmont women's tennis team picked up their first win of the season as they swept Martin Methodist 7-0 in a match played Friday night indoors at the Ensworth Tennis Center.

The Bruins took the early 1-0 lead after capturing the doubles point.  At one, the duo of Maria Plaksina and Terra Sheldon defeated Sina Albersmeier and Michelle Blaha 6-2.  Then at the two position, Lauren Carelli and Erin Allen swept Skylar McDonald and Miriam Sanchez 6-0.  Finally at three, Sarah Brackin and Mical Johnson beat Darby Tompkins and Jennifer Wilson 6-0.

In singles, the Bruins swept all six matches to clinch the 7-0 win over the Redhawks.  At one, sophomore Drew Hawkins beat Skylar McDonald 6-1, 6-0.  Freshman Peyton Lee won at two over Sina Albersmeier 6-1, 6-3, while at three, sophomore Erin Allen defeated Michelle Blaha 6-0, 6-0.

Plaksina was victorious at the four position as she beat Miriam Sanchez 6-1, 6-2.  Brackin swept Jennifer Wilson at number five, 6-0, 6-0, while sophomore Nikki Christiansen defeated Darby Tompkins at number six 6-2, 6-0.

The women's tennis team (1-2) is back in action at home next Friday, February 1, as they host ETSU at 6:00pm indoors at the Ensworth Tennis Center.


Belmont 7, Martin Methodist 0

Singles competition

1. Drew Hawkins (BELW) def. Skylar McDonald (MMC) 6-1, 6-0

2. Peyton Lee (BELW) def. Sina Albersmeier (MMC) 6-1, 6-3

3. Erin Allen (BELW) def. Michelle Blaha (MMC) 6-0, 6-0

4. Maria Plaksina (BELW) def. Miriam Sanchez (MMC) 6-1, 6-2

5. Sarah Brackin (BELW) def. Jennifer Wilson (MMC) 6-0, 6-0

6. Nikki Christiansen (BELW) def. Darby Tompkins (MMC) 6-2, 6-0

Doubles competition

1. Maria Plaksina/Terra Sheldon (BELW) def. Sina Albersmeier/Michelle Blaha (MMC) 6-2

2. Lauren Carelli/Erin Allen (BELW) def. Skylar McDonald/Miriam Sanchez (MMC) 6-0

3. Sarah Brackin/Mical Johnson (BELW) def. Darby Tompkins/Jennifer Wilson (MMC) 6-0