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Women's Tennis Wins Opener

Megan Hillyard won at love Saturday night to clinch the Hornets victory over Mary Baldwin.
Megan Hillyard won at love Saturday night to clinch the Hornets victory over Mary Baldwin.

WINCHESTER, Va. – The Shenandoah University women's tennis team opened its 2019 spring season Saturday night with an 8-1 win over Mary Baldwin.

Shenandoah (1-0) swept the three doubles matches, sandwiching an 8-0 win at No. 2 between 8-2 wins at Nos. 1 and 3.

Freshman Megan Hillyard had the match-clinching win, taking out Alexis Gonzales at love in the No. 4 singles match.

IN BRIEF

The Squirrels avoided the shutout by winning 6-7 (3-7), 6-4, 1-0 (10-6) at No. 1 singles.

Madison Rogers, Emma Crue, Caitlin Bennett and Mary Wolfrey all joined Hillyard in winning two matches on the night.

UP NEXT

Shenandoah is back in action on March 2 in a 7:30 p.m. non-league match versus Notre Dame (Md.). 

COMPLETE RESULTS

Shenandoah Hornets 8, Mary Baldwin 1
Feb 16, 2019 at Winchester, Va. (Winchester Country Club) 

Singles

Singles competition
1. Julia Kelly (MBU) def. Madison Hansen (SUW) 6-7 (3-7), 6-4, 1-0 (10-6)
2. Madison Rogers (SUW) def. Brenda Karlison (MBU) 6-0, 6-1
3. Emma Crue (SUW) def. Esperanza Cadena (MBU) 6-4, 6-0
4. Megan Hillyard (SUW) def. Alexis Gonzales (MBU) 6-0, 6-0
5. Caitlin Bennett (SUW) def. Olivia Anderson (MBU) 8-2
6. Mary Wolfrey (SUW) def. Guadalupe Reyes (MBU) 8-0

Doubles

Doubles competition
1. Madison Hansen/Megan Hillyard (SUW) def. Julia Kelly/Esperanza Cadena (MBU) 8-2
2. Emma Crue/Madison Rogers (SUW) def. Summer Wendt/Donetta Thomas (MBU) 8-0
3. Caitlin Bennett/Mary Wolfrey (SUW) def. Hana Lagana/Lucie Oeschlin (MBU) 8-2

MATCH INFO

Match Notes
Mary Baldwin 0-1
Shenandoah Hornets 1-0
Order of finish: Doubles (2,1,3); Singles (2,4,3,6,5,1)