Lady Bulldogs fall 6-3 to rival Mount Olive

Junior Dana Kelly and doubles partner Rebecca Lamm earned an 8-3 victory over Mount Olive at No. 3 doubles on Tuesday afternoon. | Photo by Cory Guinn
Junior Dana Kelly and doubles partner Rebecca Lamm earned an 8-3 victory over Mount Olive at No. 3 doubles on Tuesday afternoon. | Photo by Cory Guinn

by Cory Guinn

WILSON, N.C. – The Barton College women's tennis team is still looking for its first Conference Carolinas win after falling to rival University of Mount Olive 6-3 on Tuesday afternoon.

The Trojans were ahead 2-1 after doubles play as Barton's No. 3 doubles duo of Dana Kelly and Rebecca Lamm earned a point with an 8-3 win, the tandem's fourth victory of the season.

Mount Olive secured the match win with three consecutive wins at No. 5, No. 4 and No. 3 singles.

Freshman Vanessa Sanoja won her third straight match with a 6-2, 6-3 win at No. 2 singles before senior Smiljana Kljajic won 7-6 (7-4), 7-6 (7-4) at No. 1 singles for her second win in a row. The Trojans won at No. 6 singles to end the match.

Barton travels to Misenheimer, N.C. on Saturday afternoon for a match with league foe Pfeiffer University.

 

MOUNT OLIVE 6, BARTON 3

Singles:
1. Smiljana Kljajic (BARTON) def. Stellla Di Michele (UMO) 7-6 (7-4), 7-6 (7-4)
2. Vanessa Sanoja (BARTON) def. Alejandra Hernandez (UMO) 6-2, 6-3
3. Paulina Delgado (UMO) def. Dana Kelly (BARTON) 6-1, 6-2
4. Mulan Bartz (UMO) def. Whitney Hamilton (BARTON) 6-2, 6-0
5. Mariana Gamboa (UMO) def. Casey Utley (BARTON) 6-0, 6-1
6. Nicole La Chappelle (UMO) def. Rebecca Lamm (BARTON) 6-4, 7-6 (8-6)

Doubles:
1. Stellla Di Michele/Alejandra Hernandez (UMO) def. Smiljana Kljajic/Vanessa Sanoja (BARTON) 8-3
2. Jennifer Byrd/Paulina Delgado (UMO) def. Whitney Hamilton/Casey Utley (BARTON) 8-0
3. Dana Kelly/Rebecca Lamm (BARTON) def. Mariana Gamboa/Nicole La Chappelle (UMO) 8-3

Records:
Mount Olive 5-5, 4-1
Barton 2-14, 0-6
Order of finish: Doubles (2,3,1); Singles (5,4,3,2,1,6)