On Saturday, the Spring Hill College women's tennis team opened the 2009 season with a 7-2 win over visiting Tougaloo College at the Copeland-Cox Tennis Center.
Spring Hill opened the match with wins at No. 2 and No. 3 doubles by Allison Symulevich & Paige Malone along with Ruth Bourque & Michelle Brochu. At singles, SHC saw victories by Symulevich, McCall Hedrick, Abbey Angelle, Bourque and Brochu.
Tougaloo (0-5, 0-4) had wins at No. 1 doubles by Eleysia Perkins and Rukiya Umoja along with Carmen Burton at No. 5 singles.
Spring Hill's women (1-0, 1-0 GCAC) next host conference foe Belhaven College (2-4, 1-2 GCAC) at 1 p.m. on March 14 at Copeland-Cox.
1. Allison Symulevich (SHC) def. Rukiya Umoja (TC); 2-6, 6-4, def.
2. McCall Hedrick (SHC) def. Eleysia Perkins (TC); 6-0, 6-1
3. Abbey Angelle (SHC) def. Jasmine Woods (TC); 6-0, 6-1
4. Ruth Bourque (SHC) def. Charity Foster (TC); 6-3, 6-2
5. Caren Burton (TC) def. Caitlin Murphy (SHC); 6-2, 6-1
6. Michelle Brochu (SHC) def. Catherine Robinson (TC); 6-3, 6-1
1. Perkins and Umoja (TC) def. Hedrick and Malone (SHC); 8-6
2. Angelle and Symulevich (SHC) def. Burton and Foster (TC); 8-2
3. Bourque and Brochu (SHC) def. Robinson and Woods (TC); 8-5