SPORTS

Women’s Tennis Defeats Elon

by | Feb 24, 2018 | Sports

Sophomore Alexandra Abele was able to sneak this one over the net. The Cats defeated Elon 5-2.

DAVIDSON, N.C. — Sophomore Alexandra Abele won her team-leading seventh consecutive singles match and Davidson as a team won its third straight with a 5-2 win over Elon in women’s tennis Saturday afternoon at the Davidson Outdoor Tennis Courts.

Senior Anna Catherine Feaster takes aim during an extended point with her opponent from Elon.

Davidson avenged a defeat last year to Elon and the two schools now have split the past four meetings. The Wildcats own a 14-6 record in the series.

“The team competed well today against a tough Elon opponent,” said head coach Susanne Depka. “They continue to improve each match and work on their team goal. I am very proud of their effort and growth today.”

The match started off with Davidson (6-2) claiming the doubles point after a pair of 6-3 wins at No. 1 and 2 positions. Ally Sexton and Lindsay Song moved to a team-best 6-2 on the season, 3-0 at No. 2. Anna Catharine Feaster and Samantha Armas won their third of the year at No. 1.

Abele ran her singles record to 7-1 on the season when she battled through a tough match and pulled out a 6-4, 7-6(6) decision at No. 3. She moved to 6-1 at that position, while her seven-match win streak is one away from her personal best.

Junior Megan Scholvinck gave it everything on this serve.

Freshman Lindsay Song remained perfect at 6-0 on the season when she pulled out a three-set match at No. 5 by the score of 2-6, 6-1, 6-2, while Ava Todd won her fourth match in a row with a 6-1, 6-3 decision at No. 6.

Giving the ‘Cats their final team point was Gabrielle Centenari after the junior won a 6-2, 3-6, 6-1 match at No. 4 for her fourth straight win. She improved to 6-2 on the season with a 5-1 record at No. 4 position.

Davidson wraps up its busy week with a match tomorrow against Wingate at home.

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