March 31st, 2013

Knights win fourth straight

John Spugnardi

Bellarmine University S.I.D.

Knights win fourth straight
Bellarmine's Abby Dorton / photo by Mark Sims

EVANSVILLE, Ind.--The Bellarmine University women's tennis team dropped all three doubles matches, but roared back with five wins in singles to pull out a 5-4 victory over the University of Southern Indiana in a Great Lakes Valley Conference match on Saturday.

Bellarmine's Abby Dorton nailed down the decisive fifth point in her match at No. 6 singles by pulling out a three-set victory 7-6, 3-6, 6-2.

The Knights got victories at Nos. 1, 2 and 3 to pull even, and Jamie Claeys seured the win at No. 5 singles.

Bellarmine improves to a perfect 3-0 in GLVC play and 11-5 overall.  USI falls to 7-5, 2-1 GLVC.

Next up for the Knights will be another GLVC match against St. Joseph's on April 5.

Bellarmine University 5, Southern Indiana 4

Singles competition

1. Hanley, Caitlin (BU) def. Wilm, Elizabeth (USI) 6-4, 6-2

2. Waschuk, Evann (BU) def. White, Lindsey (USI) 4-6, 6-4, 6-4

3. McFerran, Michelle (BU) def. Coquerille (USI) 6-1, 6-1

4. Stumpf, Ellena (USI) def. Hagan, Hannah-Rose (BU) 7-6, 4-6, 6-2

5. Claeys, Jamie (BU) def. Hoover, Alyssa (USI) 6-2, 7-6

6. Dorton, Abby (BU) def. Ackerman, Logan (USI) 7-6, 3-6, 6-2

Doubles competition

1. Wilm, Elizabeth/White, Lindsey (USI) def. Hanley, Caitlin/McFerran, Michelle (BU) 8-5

2. Coquerille/Skinner, Elizabeth (USI) def. Hagan, Hannah-Rose/Waschuk, Evann (BU) 8-5

3. Stumpf, Ellena/Joyce, Shannon (USI) def. Day, Abby/Claeys, Jamie (BU) 8-5


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