Women's Tennis Edges Lehigh, 4-3
Senior Emma Haley won in straight sets at No. 5 singles to clinch the match as Mount St. Mary's defeated Lehigh, 4-3, on Sunday afternoon. The Mount improves to 5-2 on the year with the win.
Lehigh took two of three doubles matches to take the early lead by capturing the doubles point. The Mount's Kelly Conroy and Samantha Pinchoff won at No. 2 doubles, 8-3, over Patricia Muething and Abby Pearl. Lehigh, however, won at No. 1 and No. 3 doubles to secure the point. Taylor Hampshire and Jenai Bilimoria posted an 8-3 win over Emily Bolchoz and Renee Deane at No.1 while the Mount's Carly Landini and Emma Haley fell to Kathleen Larkin and Jill Sloand, 8-8 (9-7), at No. 3 doubles.
In singles play, Haley provided the Mount's winning point with a 7-6, (7-5), 6-2 win over Larkin at No. 5 singles. Conroy defeated Muething with ease , 6-0, 6-2 at No. 3 singles. Bolchoz beat Hampshire, 0-6, 6-3, 6-3, at No. 1 singles as well as Pinchoff taking the match against Bilimoria, 5-7, 6-3, 6-2 at No. 2. Landini fell to Abby Pearl, 6-3, 6-7,(5-7), 2-0 at the No. 4 spot with Deane falling to Jill Sloand,6-2, 6-7,(0-7), (10-0) at No. 6.
The Mount returns to action on March 6 with a match against Creighton in Orlando, Fla.