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Weekly GSAC Roundup: Tennis

Weekly GSAC Roundup: Tennis

ATLANTA, Ga. - With the spring championships looming, the GSAC staged four league tennis matches last week, with Agnes Scott grabbing two big victories over Spelman and Salem to take sole possession of second place. Huntingdon, meanwhile, remained a perfect 5-0 in league play in first place by topping Covenant.

The Hawks are now 12-1 overall on the season in addition to holding the league's top spot. Covenant picked up the other league victory of the week by topping Salem, 9-0. Below are the recaps from the winning institutions sports information department.

Covenant tops Salem, 9-0

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- For the second time this season, the Covenant women's tennis team defeated GSAC foe Salem. The Lady Scots earned a 9-0 victory on Tuesday afternoon in North Carolina.

Covenant improves to 2-9 for the spring season and 2-3 in conference play. The Lady Scots also defeated Salem 9-0 back on March 16 in Chattanooga.

Playing at No. 1 singles, Gretchen Rowe set down Salem's Andrea Akers 6-2, 6-0 while Anne Marie Rowe defeated Ayla Pruitt 6-1, 6-0 at No. 4. Catherine Landers and Sara Carter each recorded 6-2, 6-2 victories. Kelsey Whitted won 6-1, 6-0 and Sara Kathryn Cole completed the shutout with a 6-1, 6-2 win at No. 6 singles.

In doubles matches, Whitted and Carter paired up to defeat Salem's No. 1 duo 8-3. The Rowe sisters came away with an 8-2 victory and Landers and Cole claimed an 8-0 win.

Agnes Scott Bests Spelman, 5-4

The Agnes Scott College tennis team defeated conference foe Spelman College last night 5-4.

Claire Rinaldo and Anne Rinaldo quickly won, 8-1, at number three doubles.  Mariel Herrera and Hannah Kraus won in the number two spot, 8-4. The biggest upset of the night came in number one doubles as Lauren Holloway and Kemi Oyewole of Spelman defeated Rachel Storz and Alex Cadle 8-6. Over the past four years, this is only the second time that Storz has lost a doubles match to a conference team.  In 2011, Storz and teammate Natalie Mayer lost to Holloway and Oyewole 8-5.

Storz came back in number one singles to defeat Holloway 6-3, 6-1 while Oyewole defeated Cadle in the number three spot 7-5, 6-2.  Kraus and C. Rinaldo won at number four and five respectively while Herrera and Mastmeier lost at number two and six.

Huntingdon Tops Covenant, 9-0

LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN, Ga. – The Huntingdon women's tennis team picked up its fifth conference win of the season with a 9-0 win over Covenant on Saturday. It was Huntingdon's second 9-0 win over the Scots this season.

Huntingdon (11-1, 5-0 Great South Athletic Conference) won all six singles matches in straight sets. The Lady Hawks picked up singles win from Katie Scott (No. 1), Britni Thibodeau (No. 2), Taylor Clark (No. 3), Hannah Still (No. 4), Farrah Mahan (No. 5) and Rory Wilson (No. 6).

The teams of Thibodeau-Still (No. 1), Scott-Micaela White (No. 2) and Clark-Arielle Barraca (No. 3) each won in doubles.

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