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Edged by the Norse

Edged by the Norse

ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. – The Belmont women's tennis team dropped a close 4-3 battle with the Northern Kentucky Norse Wednesday morning at Sanlando Park.

The Bruins (5-5) made quick work of the Norse (6-3) to begin the doubles competition. The duo of sophomore Peyton Lee and junior Erin Allen tabbed a 6-1 victory in the top spot, while the tandem of sophomore Lauren Carelli and Drew Hawkins clinched the doubles point with a 6-2 win in the No. 3 position.

Northern Kentucky opened singles play with back-to-back match wins, but junior Terra Sheldon fended the Norse off with a three-set victory over Katja Dijanezevic to even the score. After dropping a match in the No. 2 spot, junior Maria Plaksina logged a 6-2, 7-6(4) win in the sixth position to knot the contest back up for the Bruins. 

Elizabeth Rozin of Northern Kentucky edged out Allen in the No. 3 spot, 6-7, 6-1, 1-0 (12) to clinch the victory for the Norse.

UP NEXT: Belmont stays on the road Saturday to kick off Ohio Valley Conference play at Murray State. First serve is set for noon in Murray, Ky. 

Singles Competition
1. Margita Sunjic (NKU) def. Somer Henry (BEL) 6-2, 6-2
2. Maria Koo (NKU) def. Peyton Lee (BEL) 6-2, 6-4
3. Elizabeth Rozin (NKU) def. Erin Allen (BEL) 6-7, 6-1, 1-0(12)
4. Ananya Kothakota (NKU) def. Drew Hawkins (BEL) 6-2, 6-4
5. Terra Sheldon (BEL) def. Katja Dijanezevic (NKU) 3-6, 6-0, 1-0(8)
6. Maria Plaksina (BEL) def. Hannah Watton (NKU) 6-2, 7-6(4)
Order of Finish: 1, 4, 5, 2, 6, 3
Doubles Competition
1. Erin Allen/Peyton Lee (BEL) def. Maria Koo/Elizabeth Rozin (NKU) 6-1
2. Margita Sunjic/Ananya Kothakota (NKU) vs. Terra Sheldon/Somer Henry (BEL) 5-4, unfinished
3. Lauren Carelli/Drew Hawkins def. Autumn Clark/Katja Dijanezevic (NKU) 6-2
Order of Finish: 1,3