Dalton State Women's Tennis Sweeps Agnes Scott

9-0 Win

Saturday, March 22, 2014 - by Bob Beavers

Dalton State women’s tennis team took a convincing Friday afternoon win over NCAA Division III opponent Agnes Scott at the Lakeshore Park Tennis Center. 

The 9-0 victory moved their inaugural season record to an impressive 7-3. 

“I think the loss to Brenau motivated the girls to be better which is what you want,” said Roadrunner coach Zach Rogers.  “We were ready to go.” 

The DS women won all of the singles matches in straight sets and the doubles matches 8-1, 8-1 and 8-0.

 

“At this point in the season, we obviously still have a lot of room for improvement but our three losses were to three great programs in Georgia Gwinnett (Ranked #1 in NAIA), Brenau (Ranked #7 in NAIA) and Brevard (NCAA Division II),” Rogers added. 

“I am happy that, with such a young team, we are hanging in there with elite competition and beating opponents that come to Lakeshore,” said coach Michel Bates. “The win over nationally ranked SCAD-Atlanta early in the season showed us where we can be, we just need to sustain that confidence and effort.”

The Dalton State women will host Point University on March 27. 

The NAIA no. 3 Auburn-Montgomery edged no. 7 Brenau (Ga) Friday afternoon and Lindsey-Wilson (Ky) clipped Xavier (LA) 5-4.

Results: 

Doubles

Narino/Sanchez (DS) def. Rinaldo/Rinaldo (AS)  8-1

Winter/Powell (DS)  def. Herrera/Cotton (AS) 8-1

Bejarano/McCutchen (DS) Kadua/Amado (AS) 8-0

Singles

Winter (DS) def. Herrera (AS) 6-3, 6-0

Sanchez (DS) def. C. Rinaldo  (AS) 6-3, 6-1

Narino (DS) def. A. Rinaldo (AS) 6-0, 6-1

Powell (DS) def. Cotton (AS)  6-2, 6-0

Bejarano (DS) def. Amado (AS) 6-1, 6-1

McCutchens (DS) def. Kadua (AS) 6-0, 6-0

 


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