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Tournament Success

Tournament Success

MACON, Ga. – Belmont women's tennis competed in the Mercer Gridiron Classic this weekend, as they racked up 18 total wins in the three-day tournament. The Gridiron Classic featured matchups with Georgia Southern, Alabama State, Troy, Kennesaw State, UAB, Florida Southern, North Florida and Mercer.

Overall, the Bruins notched three singles and one doubles appearance in the quarterfinals. Junior Maria Plaksina led Belmont with a semifinals run in Flight B singles, as Plaksina and junior Sarah Brackin reached the Flight A doubles quarterfinals to round out the tournament. 

Meanwhile, sophomore Somer Henry, junior Drew Hawkins, sophomore Lauren Carelli, sophomore Peyton Lee and junior Erin Allen each saw success with singles victories over the weekend.

The Bruins will be back on the court Oct. 17-20 for the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Ohio Valley Regionals hosted in Murfreesboro, Tenn.

 

2019 MERCER GRIDIRON CLASSIC RESULTS

SINGLES – FLIGHT A – ROUND OF 32

Guo (Troy) def. Hawkins (Belmont) – 6-3, 6-3

Henry (Belmont) def. Gorches (UNF) – 4-6, 7-3, 6-3

Andrade (ASU) def. Allen (Belmont) – 7-5, 7-6 (4)

Hijos (UNF) def. Lee (Belmont) – 7-6 (4), 7-5

 

Singles – Flight A – Round of 16

Henry (Belmont) def. Asis (Florida Southern) – 6-3, 6-0

 

Singles – Flight A – Quarterfinals

Dean (KSU) def. Henry (Belmont) – 6-2, 6-1 

 

SINGLES – FLIGHT A CONSOLATION – ROUND OF 16

Hawkins (Belmont) def. Castellanos (KSU) – 6-1, 6-1

Stepnik (Florida Southern) def. Allen (Belmont) – 6-2, 6-3

Lee (Belmont) def. Vargas (KSU) – 6-3, 2-6, 1-0 (7) 

 

Singles – Flight A Consolation – Quarterfinals

Hawkins (Belmont) def. Witthaus Vine (UAB) – 3-6, 6-3, 1-0 (3) 

Lee (Belmont) def. Bertands (UAB) – 0-6, 6-4, 1-0 (9)

 

Singles – Flight A Consolations – Semifinals 

Hollyfield (Mercer) def. Hawkins (Belmont) – 6-4, 7-5 

Van Diemen (GSU) def. Lee (Belmont) – 6-3, 6-3

 

SINGLES – FLIGHT A CONSOLATION TWO – ROUND OF 16

Allen (Belmont) def. Khokhlova (Troy) – 6-1, 6-3

 

SINGLES – FLIGHT B – ROUND OF 32

Cantrell (KSU) def. Trondson (Belmont) – 6-2, 6-1

Plaksina (Belmont) def. Baker (KSU) – 6-3, 6-1

Carelli (Belmont) def. Jarrett (KSU) – 2-6, 6-4, 6-0

Brackin (Belmont) def. Phillips (KSU) – 4-6, 6-2, 6-0

Ponzetti (ASU) def. Christiansen (Belmont) – 6-4, 6-3

 

Singles – Flight B – Round of 16

Plaksina (Belmont) def. Hesse (Florida Southern) – 6-2, 6-3

Reilly (KSU) def. Carelli (Belmont) – 6-1, 7-6 (6) 

Brackin (Belmont) def. Huynh (Mercer) – 3-6, 7-5, 6-2

 

Singles – Flight B – Quarterfinals

Plaksina (Belmont) def. Rich (Mercer) – 6-1, 6-4

Rossi (UNF) def. Brackin (Belmont) – 7-5, 6-2

 

Singles – Flight B – Semifinals 

Lodzki (UNF) def. Plaksina (Belmont) – 6-1, 1-0, retire

 

SINGLES – FLIGHT B CONSOLATION – ROUND OF 16

Chavarria (Mercer) def. Trondson (Belmont) – 6-2, 6-1

Carelli (Belmont) def. Blazevic (ASU) – 7-5, 4-6, 1-0 (6)

 

Singles – Flight B Consolation – Quarterfinals

Carelli (Belmont) def. Daniel (GSU) – 6-2, 6-2

 

SINGLES – FLIGHT B CONSOLATION TWO – QUARTERFINALS

Grinberg (UNF) def. Trondson (Belmont) – 6-1, 6-3

 

DOUBLES – FLIGHT A – ROUND OF 16

Courville/Rich (Mercer) def. Lee/Allen (Belmont) – 6-1

Plaksina/Brackin (Belmont) def. Vargas/Castellanos (KSU) – 7-5

Hartig/Hijos (GSU) def. Carelli/Henry (Belmont) – 7-5

 

Doubles – Flight A – Quarterfinals

Nash/Rossi (UNF) def. Plaksina/Brackin (Belmont) – 6-3

 

DOUBLES – FLIGHT A CONSOLATION – QUARTERFINALS

Lee/Allen (Belmont) def. Khokhlova/Svitlica (Troy) – 6-3

 

Doubles – Flight A Consolation – Semifinals 

Lee/Allen (Belmont) def. Popova/Andrado (ASU) – 6-4