UM tennis drops GSC home opener

Published 9:11 pm Wednesday, April 1, 2009

The University of Montevallo tennis team (9-8, 0-3 GSC East) dropped its Gulf South Conference home opener to the University of West Alabama (9-12, 1-2 GSC East), 6-1, Wednesday. Freshman Ashlyn Bolton and sophomore Kelley Vaughn picked up the lone win for the Falcons taking the No. 3 doubles 8-4.

Freshman Helene Nordgreen and junior Kristi Kelly put up an impressive fight in the No. 2 double match taking it to a tiebreak and falling 10-7 in the extra set.

The Falcons will return to the court on Sunday, April 5 at 3 p.m. as they host the University of North Alabama in GSC East Division play.


SINGLES: Nicole Shanahan (UWA) def. Alex Mangum (UM) 6-2, 6-2

Victoria Jones (UWA) def. Kristi Kelly (UM) 7-5, 6-4

Marialla Freitas (UWA) def. Helene Nordgreen (UM) 6-3, 6-1

Brittany Williams (UWA) def. Emily Blackwood (UM) 6-0, 6-3

Amanda Morgan (UWA) vs. Ashlyn Bolton (UM) DNP

Cori Waters (UWA) vs. Kelley Vaughn (UM) DNP

DOUBLES: Jones-Freitas (UWA) def. Mangum-Blackwood (UM) 8-2

Shanahan-Morgan (UWA) def. Nordgreen-Kelly (UM) 9-8 (7)

Bolton-Vaughn (UM) def. Williams-Waters (UWA) 8-4