BELMONT, NC — Coker’s tennis teams traveled to Belmont Abbey Thursday afternoon and pulled of an impressive sweep over the Crusaders.  The men won 7-2 and are 3-2 on the year, while the women moved to 3-3 with a 9-0 win.   

The women had little trouble with a depleted Abbey squad, winning the doubles matches 8-0, 8-1, and 8-0.  Coker’s top duo of Sarah Hickman/Florence, SC and Andrea Santos/Gerber, CA sat out in singles competition which allowed Leilani Alontaga/San Diego, CA and Ashley Schaum/Irmo, SC to step in at five and six singles.  Ashley Pace/Clinton, SC moved up to number-one singles and won 6-2, 6-0 and Jill Smith/Harrisburg, NC won 6-0, 6-3 at number-two singles.

Women’s Singles Competition
1 – Ashley Pace (CC) def. Laisha Lentz (BAC) 6-2, 6-0
2 – Jill Smith (CC) def. Kay Ann Fisher (BAC) 6-0, 6-3
3 – Jen Konopa (CC) def. Heather Henesey (BAC) 6-1, 6-2
4 – Neely Davis (CC) def. Natalie Ashby (BAC) 8-0
5 – Leilani Alontaga (CC) def. Donella Haywood (BAC) 8-0
6 – Ashley Schaum (CC) won Lisa Brown (BAC) 6-1, 6-0

Women’s Doubles Competition
1 – Hickman/Santos (CC) def. Henesey/Fisher (BAC) 8-0
2 – Pace/Davis (CC) def. Lentz/Ashby (BAC) 8-1
3 – Alontaga/Schaum (CC) def. Heywood/Brown (BAC) 8-0

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