Badger Athletics - Spring Hill College News
Women's Tennis - Fri, Apr. 30, 2010
On Friday, the Spring Hill College women's tennis team wrapped up its 2010 season by splitting a pair of matches at the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference (GCAC) Tennis Tournament held at the University of New Orleans Courts. The 4th seeded Lady Badgers defeated 5th seeded Loyola University 5-0 in the opening round, but fell to the host and defending champion Xavier University by a 5-3 score in the semifinals.
In the first match, the 25th-ranked Lady Badgers (12-7) led Loyola 3-0 after doubles play and took wins on the Nos. 5 & 6 courts of singles play to wrap up the first round victory over the Wolfpack (4-11).
 
The second match pitted SHC against the 19th-ranked and top seeded Xavier Gold Nuggets (15-13) and the Badgers jumped out to an early 2-1 lead after taking wins on both the No. 2 and No. 3 doubles courts. Xavier, however, won four matches in singles play taking courts 1, 2, 3 and 4 while SHC only managed to take the No. 6 court with Shelby Fritscher winning 6-0, 6-0.
 
First Round (Friday, April 30, 9 a.m.)
Spring Hill 5, Loyola 0
 
Doubles
No. 1 - Paige Malone-Alex Tovar (SHC) d. Claire Landry-Katie Beargie (LU) 8-4.
No. 2 - Caroline Hitt-Allison Symulevich (SHC) d. Frances Bonnin-Hannah Neal (LU) 8-0.
No. 3 - McCall Hedrick-Tara Montegut (SHC) d. Frances Sweeney-Rachel Crump (LU) 8-1.
 
Singles
No. 1 - Paige Malone (SHC) vs. Claire Landry (LU), did not finish . . . Landry led 6-1, 1-1.
No. 2 - McCall Hedrick (SHC) vs. Hannah Neal (LU), did not finish . . . Hedrick won first set
6-0, Neal led second set 3-2.
No. 3 - Lynne Fritscher (SHC) vs. Katie Beargie (LU), did not finish . . . Fritscher led 6-0, 2-.
No. 4 - Allison Symulevich (SHC) vs. Frances Bonnin (LU), did not finish . . . Symulevich
led 6-1, 3-0.
No. 5 - Shelby Fritscher (SHC) d. Frances Sweeney (LU) 6-0, 6-0.
No. 6 - Caroline Hitt (SHC) d. Rachel Crump (LU) 6-0, 6-0.
 
Order of Finish: Doubles - 2, 3, 1. Singles - 6, 5.
Clinching Match: No. 5 singles - Shelby Fritscher (SHC) d. Frances Sweeney (LU) 6-2, 6-2.2
 

Semifinals (Friday, April 30, 2 p.m.)
Xavier 5, Spring Hill 3
 
Doubles
No. 1 - Anastesia Opata-Angelina Callis (XU) d. Lynne Fritscher-Shelby Fritscher (SHC) 8-4.
No. 2 - Paige Malone-Alex Tovar (SHC) d. Carmen Nelson-Colleen McArthur (XU) 9-7.
No. 3 - Caroline Hitt-Allison Symulevich (SHC) d. Melissa DeLoach-Ashley McGill (XU) 8-3.
 
Singles
No. 1 - Anastesia Opata (XU) d. Paige Malone (SHC) 6-2, 6-0.
No. 2 - Angelina Callis (XU) d. Tara Montegut (SHC) 6-0, 6-3.
No. 3 - Carmen Nelson (XU) d. McCall Hedrick (SHC) 6-0, 6-3.
No. 4 - Colleen McArthur (XU) d. Alex Tovar (SHC) 6-3, 6-2.
No. 5 - Melissa DeLoach (XU) vs. Allison Symulevich (SHC), did not finish . . . DeLoach led 6-3, 3-1.
No. 6 - Shelby Fritscher (SHC) d. Ashley McGill (XU) 6-0, 6-0.
 
Order of Finish: Doubles - 1, 3, 2. Singles - 6, 2, 3, 1, 4.
Clinching Match: No. 4 singles - Colleen McArthur (XU) d. Alex Tovar (SHC) 6-3, 6-2.