GAFFNEY, S.C. - Seniors Alex Weber and Erika Noblett earned wins at #5 and 6 singles, but The Abbey lost the match at Limestone 5-4. The Crusaders finish the regular season with an 11-12 record, including 7-4 in conference play. The Saints finish the year 8-10, with an 8-3 conference mark.
the Abbey had a strong doubles performance, taking two of three from Limestone. Erica Dorn and Darian DeFrench had the quickest match, winning at #2 8-2. Riley Ellingson and Teagan McNamara got the win at #1 to finish 8-3 together in conference play.
In singles play, Weber had the strongest performance of the day, earning a 7-5, 6-3 win at #5. Noblett took the #6 match by scores of 4-6, 7-5, 6-1. Noblett's 8-1 record against conference opponents was the team's best this season.
Belmont Abbey will take on #5 seed Mount Olive in the first round of the Conference Carolinas Championships on Friday, April 20 in Sumter, S.C.
Limestone 5, Belmont Abbey 4
1. Camille Haus (LC) def. Teagan McNamara (BAC) 6-4, 6-4
2. Laura Aholu (LC) def. Darian DeFrench (BAC) 6-2, 6-1
3. Alexandra Dolfi (LC) def. Riley Ellingson (BAC) 6-3, 6-1
4. Felicitas Picinini (LC) def. Morgan Nguyen (BAC) 7-5, 5-7, 6-3
5. Alex Weber (BAC) def. Alison Walsh (LC) 7-5, 6-3
6. Erika Noblett (BAC) def. Ruby Kubac (LC) 4-6, 7-5, 6-1
1. Riley Ellingson / Teagan McNamara (BAC) def. Laura Aholu / Camille Haus (LC) 8-7
2. Darian DeFrench / Erica Dorn (BAC) def. Alexandra Dolfi / Felicitas Picinini (LC) 8-2
3. Ruby Kubac / Alison Walsh (LC) def. Erika Noblett / Morgan Zahnd (BAC) 8-7