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Belles Topped by Nationally-Ranked Flying Dutch

Lily Brandt prepares to hit a back-hand shot as she tracks down the tennis ball.
NOTRE DAME, Ind. - The Saint Mary's tennis team fell 9-0 in a conference match against No. 30 ranked Hope on Wednesday evening.
Lilly Chamberlin and Lily Brandt suffered an 8-0 setback at three doubles in a match played inside the fieldhouse of Angela Athletic & Wellness Complex. Monica Davy and Megan Davy had a strong effort to erase an early 3-0 deficit as the pair drew even at 4-4 at one doubles before being edged out in an 8-6 final. Alyssa Gulli and Elizabeth Preister fought from start to finish and forced a tiebreaker at 7-7 at two doubles. The pair fell behind in the tiebreaker 5-3 but came back to even the score at 5-5. The next, crucial point did not go in their favor, and the duo were halted 7-5 in the tiebreaker.
Gulli and Monica Davy both fell by 6-2, 6-0 scores in their three singles and one singles matches, respectively. Megan Davy was stopped in a 6-2, 6-1 final at two singles. Chamberlin shouldered a 6-2, 6-2 setback at four singles. Preister played a tight first set but was unable to overtake her counterpart in a 6-4, 6-0 final at five singles. Brandt, meanwhile, came up just short in a 6-3, 6-3 final at six singles.
The Belles (11-8, 3-1 MIA) are back at home again on Saturday as they host Calvin at 1:00 p.m. The two senior members of the team - Monica Davy and Elizabeth Preister - will be recognized at approximately 12:35 p.m. for their Senior Day festivities.

#30 (National)/#5 (Regional) Hope College 9, Saint Mary's College 0
 Singles competition
1. Claire Hallock (HOPE) def. Monica Davy (SMC) 6-2, 6-0
2. Amanda Bandrowski (HOPE) def. Megan Davy (SMC) 6-2, 6-1
3. Sydney Jackson (HOPE) def. Alyssa Gulli (SMC) 6-2, 6-0
4. Taylor LaBarge (HOPE) def. Lilly Chamberlin (SMC) 6-2, 6-2
5. Bailey Chorney (HOPE) def. Elizabeth Preister (SMC) 6-4, 6-0
6. Liz Pniewski (HOPE) def. Lily Brandt (SMC) 6-3, 6-3

 Doubles competition
1. Amanda Bandrowski/Claire Hallock (HOPE) def. Monica Davy/Megan Davy (SMC) 8-6
2. Taylor LaBarge/Sydney Jackson (HOPE) def. Alyssa Gulli/Elizabeth Preister (SMC) 8-7 (7-5)
3. Erin LaBarge/Bailey Chorney (HOPE) def. Lilly Chamberlin/Lily Brandt (SMC) 8-0