WOMEN'S TENNIS FALLS TO BARTON IN WILSON
Saturday, March 1, 2014
WOMEN'S TENNIS FALLS TO BARTON IN WILSON

Wilson, N.C.—The North Greenville women’s tennis team continued its early season struggles on Saturday afternoon, falling to Barton College 6-3, in its second Conference Carolinas game in two days.

The Bulldogs took a commanding lead early in the match with a 3-0 clean sweep of the Crusaders in doubles competition. Maggie Elliot and Susane Lenz came up just short in their doubles game, falling 8-6, Christina Kiessling and Erin Grimsley fell 8-1 in their doubles set. Barton completed the sweep of the  pairs play with an 8-4 win over North Greenville’s Aline Ribeiro and Rebecca Beacham.


The Bulldogs secured their second conference win over the season, taking the first two singles matches, gaining a 5-0 lead overall. Susane Lenz fell to Smiljana Kljajic 7-5, 6-1 while Aline Ribeiro faltered ina 7-5, 6-1 loss to Ananya Sarkar.

Maggie Elliot would finally find the scored for the Crusaders in the third singles game of the day, as she cruised to a 6-4, 6-4 win over Barton’s Alicia Lasry. Rebecca Beacham followed up the Elliot triumph with a win of her own in the fourth spot, winning 6-3, 6-4 while Christina Kiessling won a third consecutive game for the Crusaders with a 6-3, 7-5 victory over Randi Price. Caroline Fischer would close the door on NGU with a 6-2, 6-1 win over Haley Hardwick in the final game of the day.

NGU falls to 1-9 overall, and 1-3 in Conference Carolinas play after Saturday’s loss to Barton. The road doesn’t get any easier for the Crusaders as they travel to Limestone College on Wednesday to take on the Saints.