BC evens season record with shutout of Lees-McRae

Freshman Marissa Stevenson was a 6-1, 6-1 winner at No. 1 singles in Barton's 9-0 victory over Lees-McRae on Sunday. | Photo by Brittany Arent
Freshman Marissa Stevenson was a 6-1, 6-1 winner at No. 1 singles in Barton's 9-0 victory over Lees-McRae on Sunday. | Photo by Brittany Arent

by Cory Guinn

WILSON, N.C. – The Barton women's tennis team won its second straight match and ninth overall with a 9-0 shutout of Lees-McRae College on Sunday afternoon at the Barton Tennis Complex.

The Lady Bulldogs gained three early points in doubles play, beginning with an 8-1 win at No. 2 by the tandem of sophomore Vanessa Sanoja and freshman Elle Vietz.

Seniors Lorraine Chon-Qui and Dana Kelly combined for an 8-1 win at No. 3, while sophomore Daria Avram and freshman Marissa Stevenson earned their third straight win with an 8-3 victory in the No. 1 doubles position.

Barton also collected six points in singles play, highlighted by 6-0, 6-0 wins by Chon-Qui, Sanoja and Vietz. Stevenson was a 6-1, 6-1 winner at No. 1, while Kelly was victorious by a score of 6-1, 6-3 at No.4. Sophomore Whitney Hamilton earned her first win of the season with a 6-0, 6-1 triumph at the No. 6 singles spot.

Barton travels to take on rival University of Mount Olive on Tuesday, April 4 in its final league match of the season before hosting N.C. Wesleyan on April 12 in Wilson.

Barton 9, Lees-McRae 0

Singles:
1. Marissa Stevenson (BARTON) def. Mackenzie Langmade (LMC) 6-1, 6-1
2. Vanessa Sanoja (BARTON) def. Jaden Acklin (LMC) 6-0, 6-0
3. Lorraine Chon-Qui (BARTON) def. Rebecca Pierce (LMC) 6-0, 6-0
4. Dana Kelly (BARTON) def. Amanda Chapman (LMC) 6-3, 6-1
5. Elle Vietz (BARTON) def. Dakota Tittle (LMC) 6-0, 6-0
6. Whitney Hamilton (BARTON) def. Emily Harrison (LMC) 6-0, 6-1

Doubles:
1. Daria Avram/Marissa Stevenson (BARTON) def. Mackenzie Langmade/Rebecca Pierce (LMC) 8-3
2. Vanessa Sanoja/Elle Vietz (BARTON) def. Katerine Reeves/Dakota Tittle (LMC) 8-1
3. Lorraine Chon-Qui/Dana Kelly (BARTON) def. Jaden Acklin/Amanda Chapman (LMC) 8-1

Records:
Lees-McRae College 3-9, 0-6 CC
Barton College 9-9, 6-4 CC
Order of finish: Doubles (2,3,1); Singles (3,2,1,5,4,6)