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Belles Halted by Regionally-Ranked Thunder

Alyssa Gulli hits a return shot.
NOTRE DAME, Ind. - The Saint Mary's tennis team fell in an 8-1 final against regionally-ranked Wheaton on Friday evening.
Lilly Chamberlin and Lily Brandt came up short in an 8-2 final at two doubles. Alyssa Gulli and Elizabeth Preister battled in an 8-5 setback at three doubles. Monica Davy and Megan Davy had a tight match at one doubles but fell in an 8-5 match.
Nicole Becker was on the wrong end of a 6-3, 6-0 match at six doubles, and Thunder clinched the team decision as Preister was stopped 6-2, 6-1 at five singles. Monica Davy had several lengthy points in a 6-2, 6-1 setback at one singles. Megan Davy was shot for shot with her opponent in a 6-0, 6-0 match at two singles that was much closer than the score indicated. Gulli came from behind in her opening set to force a tiebreaker and prevailed before carrying the momentum into the second set for a solid 7-6 (7-2), 6-1 win at three singles. Chamberlin also played point-for-point with her counterpart from Wheaton but was narrowly edged out in a 6-4, 6-4 final at four singles.
Becker and Jenna Jaskolka won a 6-1 exhibition doubles match. Jaskolka then claimed an 8-4 exhibition singles match to close out the match. Carolyn Podawiltz fell in an 8-0 exhibition singles match.
The Belles (7-6) have their second match in three days' time when they host Trine on Saturday at Notre Dame's Eck Tennis Pavilion beginning at approximately 12:30 p.m.

Wheaton College 8, Saint Mary's College 1
 Singles competition
1. Westwick, Emma (WHEATON) def. Monica Davy (SMC) 6-2, 6-1
2. Magnuson, Sara (WHEATON) def. Megan Davy (SMC) 6-0, 6-0
3. Alyssa Gulli (SMC) def. Browning, Claire (WHEATON) 7-6 (7-2), 6-1
4. Dibble, Claire (WHEATON) def. Lilly Chamberlin (SMC) 6-4, 6-4
5. Freeman, Nicole (WHEATON) def. Elizabeth Preister (SMC) 6-2, 6-1
6. Lindquist, Emme (WHEATON) def. Nicole Becker (SMC) 6-3, 6-0

 Doubles competition
1. Browning, Claire/Dibble, Claire (WHEATON) def. Monica Davy/Megan Davy (SMC) 8-5
2. Magnuson, Sara/Freeman, Nicole (WHEATON) def. Lilly Chamberlin/Lily Brandt (SMC) 8-2
3. Westwick, Emma/Hoogerheide, Bethany (WHEATON) def. Alyssa Gulli/Elizabeth Preister (SMC) 8-5

Match Notes:
Wheaton College 11-4; Regional ranking #14
Saint Mary's College 7-6
Order of finish: Doubles (2,3,1); Singles (6,5,1,2,3,4)