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Belles Clinch Tournament Berth in Win Over Britons

Megan Davy hits a forehand shot.
ALBION, Mich. - The Saint Mary's tennis team clinched third place in the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) regular season standing and a spot in the top-four MIAA Tournament with an 8-1 win over Albion on Wednesday.
Lilly Chamberlin and Alyssa Gulli took a quick 8-0 win at two doubles, and Nicole Becker and Elizabeth Preister were off the court soon after with an 8-0 three doubles victory. Monica Davy and Megan Davy then gave Saint Mary's the 3-0 lead with an 8-3 decision at one doubles.
Gulli and Chamberlin then went on to clinch the win with matching 6-0, 6-0 wins at four and three singles, respectively, as the pair did not drop a game all day. Megan Davy prevailed 6-1, 6-0 at two singles while Lily Brandt claimed a 6-1, 6-0 win at six singles for the Belles. Preister was on the winning end of a 6-0, 6-3 final at five singles. Monica Davy suffered a 6-2, 6-2 setback at one singles.
In exhibition play, Jenna Jaskolka and Carolyn Podawiltz won an 8-1 four doubles match. Jaskolka was leading in her seven singles match 5-1 before the match was halted.
The Belles (14-9, 6-2 MIAA) will travel to Kalamazoo on Wednesday, May 1 for an MIAA Tournament Semifinal against the Hornets. It is the sixth consecutive year Saint Mary's has earned a spot in the top-four MIAA Tournament.

Saint Mary's College 8, Albion College 1
 Singles competition
1. Lauren Solano (ALBION) def. Monica Davy (SMC) 6-2, 6-2
2. Megan Davy (SMC) def. Marceline Redick (ALBION) 6-1, 6-0
3. Lilly Chamberlin (SMC) def. Kathryn Valade (ALBION) 6-0, 6-0
4. Alyssa Gulli (SMC) def. Saige Jost (ALBION) 6-0, 6-0
5. Elizabeth Preister (SMC) def. Namara Swillum (ALBION) 6-0, 6-3
6. Lily Brandt (SMC) def. Courtney Rogers (ALBION) 6-1, 6-0

 Doubles competition
1. Megan Davy/Monica Davy (SMC) def. Lauren Solano/Kathryn Valade (ALBION) 8-3
2. Lilly Chamberlin/Alyssa Gulli (SMC) def. Marceline Redick/Madeline Samra (ALBION) 8-0
3. Nicole Becker/Elizabeth Preister (SMC) def. Courtney Rogers/Namara Swillum (ALBION) 8-0

Match Notes:
Order of finish: Doubles (2,3,1); Singles (4,3,2,6,5,1)