On Wednesday afternoon, the Spring Hill College women's tennis team opened the conference season with a 6-3 victory over archrival the University of Mobile Lady Rams at the Copeland-Cox Tennis Center.
The Badgers took a 2-1 lead over Mobile (1-2, 0-1 SSAC West) after doubles play, falling only on the No. 1 Court, and then continued to roll in singles play by sweeping Courts 3 through 6.
1. Borges/Hartley (UM) def. Hedrick/Montegut (SHC) 8-2
2. L. Fritscher/ S. Fritscher (SHC) def. Machen/Williams (UM) 8-0
3. Pambianchi/Ruth Bourke (SHC) def. Smith/Parrott (UM) 8-5
1. Claudia Borges (UM) def. Caroline Hitt (SHC) 6-2, 6-0
2. Rachel Hartley (UM) def. Shelby Fritscher (SHC) 7-5, 7-5
3. McCall Hedrick (SHC) def. Nancy Machen (UM) 6-2, 6-3
4. Tara Montegut (SHC) def. Samantha Parrott (UM) 6-0, 6-1
5. Lynne Fritscher (SHC) def. Kari Williams (UM) 6-0, 6-1
6. Gina Pambianchi (SHC) def. Treya Smith (UM) 6-1, 6-1
Spring Hill (1-1, 1-0 SSAC West) will next travel to Hattiesburg, Miss., to face conference opponent No. 19 William Carey University (3-2, 1-0 SSAC West) at 3 p.m. on Thursday.