Lions fall to Bulldogs on road in SAC play

Lions fall to Bulldogs on road in SAC play

WINGATE, N.C. - The Mars Hill women's tennis team (7-4, 0-2 SAC) were downed 7-0 to No. 19 Wingate (5-0, 1-0 SAC) Monday afternoon in South Atlantic Conference play.

After dropping all three doubles competitions, the Lions' Evan Lake put up a valiant battle against No. 14 Michela Verpelli, but was ultimately taken down in two sets in singles action.

Mars Hill returns to action on Saturday, March 2nd in non-conference action versus Southern Wesleyan.  First serve is scheduled for 1 p.m. 

Singles competition

1. #14 Michela Verpelli (WU) def. Evan Lake (MHUW) 6-4, 6-3
2. Alisa Rudenko (WU) def. Sophia Pelaez (MHUW) 6-3, 6-0
3. Riann Hsu (WU) def. Julianne Launay (MHUW) 6-1, 6-1
4. Chyi Lee (WU) def. Victoria Franklin (MHUW) 6-0, 6-2
5. Claudia De Andreis (WU) def. Haley Steinkamp (MHUW) 6-1, 6-1
6. Camilla Ciacci (WU) def. Emma Horner (MHUW) 6-0, 6-0

Doubles competition

1. Michela Verpelli/Alisa Rudenko (WU) def. Evan Lake/Julianne Launay (MHUW) 6-3
2. Claudia De Andreis/Chyi Lee (WU) def. Sophia Pelaez/Haley Steinkamp (MHUW) 6-2
3. Sydney Homan/Camilla Ciacci (WU) def. Emma Horner/Victoria Franklin (MHUW) 6-0
 
Match Notes:
Mars Hill 7-4; 0-2
Wingate 5-0; 1-0 SAC; National ranking #19; Regional ranking #3