Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Smith College Tennis goes to Hilton Head Island

The Smith College Tennis Team arrived to Hilton Head Island, SC on Sunday eve, March 12 after a long day of travel. The team settled in quickly and prepared for a match against Nazareth College the following day. The Pioneers have worked hard this spring in preparation for the season and it shows. It was not; however, enough to stave off the Golden Flyers who dominated the overall match with a 7-2 victory. Winners for Smith were Gianna Teague at number 1 singles and Ally Hawkins at number 3 singles. Ally posted the most dramatic match of the day by coming from a 1-5 deficit to win the first set in a tiebreaker, lose the second set in a tiebreaker and seal the victory with a 10 point match tiebreaker.

Smith moved on Tuesday, March 15 to take on Heidelberg College. The Pioneers took control from the beginning winning 9-0. Smith Tennis will be back in competition on Wednesday vs Spring Arbor and Thursday vs Rhodes College on their spring tour before heading back east.

Smith(9) vs Heidelberg(0)
#1 Gianna Teague(S) Deidre Potter(H) 6-1, 6-0
#2 Maggie Steiner(S) Kayla Gerber(H) 6-0, 6-1
#3 Allyson Hawkins(S) Jackie Earl (H) 2-6, 6-2 (10-5)
#4 Eunice Zhao(S) Taylor Stall(H) 6-0, 6-0
#5 Rachel Canfora(S) Linda Miller(H) 6-2, 6-1
#6 Szilvi B.Kiss(S) _________ (H) default

#1 Gianna Teague/Eunice Zhao(S) def Deidre Potter/Kayla Gerber (H) 8-2
#2 Allyson Hawkins/Maggie Steiner(S) def Jackie Earl/Taylor Stall (H) 8-1
#3 Grace McKay-Corkum/Julia Signell(S) def --------------(H) default

Smith(2) vs Nazareth(7)
1. Teague (S) def. Tepas (N) 7-5, 6-3
2. Vizgaitis (N) def. Steiner (S) 6-4, 6-2
3. Hawkins (S) def. Noble (N) 7-6(1), 6-7(3), 10-7
4. Cary (N) def. Zhao (S) 6-0, 6-3
5. Wilkins (N) def. Signell (S) 7-5, 6-4
6. Goings (N) def. Ryan (S) 1-6, 7-5, 10-7

1. Tepas/Vizgaitis (N) def. Teague/Zhao (S) 8-2
2. Cary/Noble (N) def. Steiner/Hawkins (S) 8-4
3. Crane/Wilkins (N) def. Signell/McKay Corkum (S) 8-4