BELMONT, N.C. - Teagan McNamara got a comeback win at #1 singles and teamed up with Riley Ellingson for a #1 doubles win, and the Crusaders opened up conference play with a 7-2 win over Erskine College. The win moves The Abbey to 4-4 on the season. The Flying Fleet are now 3-6 overall, and 3-3 in Conference Carolinas play.
In singles competition, Noblett had the quickest match, earning a 6-1, 6-0 win at #6 singles. Alex Weber, playing at #5 singles, also had a convincing 6-4, 6-2 victory.
Belmont Abbey will next play on March 10 in Hilton Head, S.C., where it will face Northwood and Michigan Tech.
Belmont Abbey 7, Erskine 2
1. Teagan McNamara (BAC) def. Katie Loudermilk (EC) 6-7(1), 7-5, 10-5
2. Darian DeFrench (BAC) def. Marie Berghaus (EC) 5-7, 6-2, 6-3
3. Rachel Berkey (EC) def. Riley Ellingson (BAC) 6-1, 6-2
4. Morgan Nguyen (BAC) def. Eileen Rickert (EC) 6-4, 7-6(4)
5. Alex Weber (BAC) def. Larissa Brutschin (EC) 6-4, 6-2
6. Erika Noblett (BAC) def. Morgan Keefe (EC) 6-1, 6-0
1. Riley Ellingson / Teagan McNamara (BAC) def. Marie Berghaus / Katie Loudermilk (EC) 8-3
2. Rachel Berkey / Eileen Rickert (EC) def. Darian DeFrench / Alex Weber (BAC) 8-2
3. Erica Dorn / Erika Noblett (BAC) def. Larissa Brutschin / Morgan Keefe (EC) 8-0