W. Tennis

Mars Hill Holds On To Defeat Lenoir-Rhyne, 5-4, In Women's Tennis

Bears take fourth through sixth singles but fall to the Lions

Senior Mariel Mena was credited with the win at fourth singles for Lenoir-Rhyne in a 5-4 loss to the hands of Mars Hill Sunday afternoon in a conference contest at Hickory High School in Hickory, N.C.Senior Mariel Mena was credited with the win at fourth singles for Lenoir-Rhyne in a 5-4 loss to the hands of Mars Hill Sunday afternoon in a conference contest at Hickory High School in Hickory, N.C.

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Hickory, N.C. - The Mars Hill Women's Tennis Team (4-4, 1-1) kept Lenoir-Rhyne (0-4, 0-3) from winning its first match of the 2012 seasonwith a 5-4 victory in a South Atlantic Conference contest Sunday afternoon at Hickory High School.

Lenoir-Rhyne did notch wins at fourth, fifth and sixth singles in addition to a victory atthird doubles despite the loss to Mars Hill.

L-R freshman Maggie Brown (Cranford, N.J.) defeated Mars Hill's Jordan Dockery (Gastonia, N.C.) by a scores of 6-2 and 6-3 at No. 5 singles.

Lenoir-Rhyne hits the road for the first time this season and will face Wingate in Wingate, N.C., on Tuesday beginning at 2:30 p.m., in a South Atlantic Conference match.

Mars Hill, meanwhile, plays at Catawba in a conference match on Friday afternoonin Salisbury, N.C.,with a2:00 p.m., scheduled start time.

NCAA Division II Women's Tennis Final
Mars Hill 5, Lenoir-Rhyne 4
Hickory, N.C. (Hickory High School)
February 26, 2012

Singles
1. Erika Pinate (MHC) def. Emily Mauser (L-R), 6-4, 6-0
2. Tatiana Dualiby (MHC) def. Kelsey Love (L-R), 6-0, 6-1
3. Anna Rickenbaker (MHC) def. Ivey Tant (L-R), 6-1, 6-2
4. Mariel Mena (L-R) def. Jacqueline Rouquet (MHC), by default
5. Maggie Brown (L-R) def. Jordan Dockery (MHC) 6-2, 6-3
6. Blair McDonough (L-R) won by default

Doubles
1. Erika Pinate/Tatiana Dualiby (MHC) def. Kelsey Love/Emily Mauser (L-R), 8-1
2. Anna Rickenbaker/Jacqueline Rouquet (MHC) def. Mariel Mena/Ivey Tant (L-R), 8-2
3. Maggie Brown/Blair McDonough (L-R) won by default

Records: Mars Hill (4-4, 1-1 SAC), Lenoir-Rhyne (0-4, 0-3 SAC)

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