FRANKLIN SPRINGS, Ga. – The Mars Hill women's tennis team swept doubles play en route to a 6-3 season-opening victory over Emmanuel College on Tuesday afternoon. Mars Hill improves to 1-0 while Emmanuel drops to 0-1.
Lucy McLaurin, Valerie Kuhn and Natalie Hilbig each won two matches on the afternoon. McLaurin teamed up with Samantha Echevarria to claim an 8-2 doubles victory at the top doubles court before a 6-2, 6-1 singles triumph over Katharina Kiderlen at number two singles.
Kuhn and Jade Henke were 8-4 winners at number two doubles with Kuhn claiming a 6-3, 6-2 win at number four singles over Claudia Morris.
Hilbig defeated Kaylee Kirby 6-3, 6-2 on the fifth singles court and teamed up with Hannah Hill for an 8-1 victory over Morris and Abi Muesse at number three doubles.
Mars Hill hosts Milligan on Saturday at 11 a.m.
Tennis Match Results
Mars Hill vs Emmanuel
Sep 15, 2015 at Franklin Springs, Ga.
Mars Hill 6, Emmanuel 3
1. Fantine Botella (ECW) def. Samantha Echevarria (MHUW) 6-4, 7-6 (1-0)
2. Lucy McLaurin (MHUW) def. Katharina Kiderlen (ECW) 6-2, 6-1
3. Pearllan Cipriano (ECW) def. Jade Henke (MHUW) 6-4, 6-4
4. Valerie Kuhn (MHUW) def. Claudia Morris (ECW) 6-3, 6-2
5. Natalie Hilbig (MHUW) def. Kaylee Kirby (ECW) 6-3, 6-2
6. Abi Muesse (ECW) def. Ashley Belk (MHUW) 6-2, 6-4
1. Lucy McLaurin/Samantha Echevarria (MHUW) def. Fantine Botella/Pearllan Cipriano (ECW) 8-2
2. Valerie Kuhn/Jade Henke (MHUW) def. Katharina Kiderlen/Kaylee Kirby (ECW) 8-4
3. Natalie Hilbig/Hannah Hill (MHUW) def. Claudia Morris/Abi Muesse (ECW) 8-1
Mars Hill 1-0
Order of finish: Doubles (3,1,2); Singles (2,6,1,4,3,5)