Lady Bulldogs take down N.C. Wesleyan on Senior Day

Seniors (L-R) Dana Kelly and Lorraine Chon-Qui pose with head coach Matt Rowe (middle) in a pre-game ceremony before Monday's match against N.C. Wesleyan in Wilson. | Photo by Cory Guinn
Seniors (L-R) Dana Kelly and Lorraine Chon-Qui pose with head coach Matt Rowe (middle) in a pre-game ceremony before Monday's match against N.C. Wesleyan in Wilson. | Photo by Cory Guinn

by Cory Guinn

WILSON, N.C. – In their final regular season game on the 2016-17 calendar, the Barton women's tennis team honored its two-member senior class with a 7-2 win over visiting N.C. Wesleyan College on Monday afternoon at the Barton Tennis Complex.

Seniors Lorraine Chon-Qui and Dana Kelly were honored by the coaching staff and teammates in a pre-game ceremony before combining for an 8-2 doubles win in the No. 2 position.

The No. 1 duo of sophomore Daria Avram and freshman Marissa Stevenson won 8-1 in doubles competition, while the Battling Bishops collected a point with an 8-4 win at No. 3.

In singles play, sophomore Vanessa Sanoja picked up a 6-2, 6-3 win at No. 3 to start things off. Chon-Qui followed with a 6-1, 6-3 win at No.4 before freshman Elle Vietz clinched the match decision with a 6-0, 6-3 victory in the No. 6 position.

Stevenson was a 6-2, 6-0 winner at No. 2 as Kelly gave BC its final point with a 7-6, 6-0 win as the No. 5 singles player. N.C. Wesleyan won the final matchup of the day, a three-set contest in the No. 1 spot.

The Lady Bulldogs conclude the season with a 10-10 overall record, a seven-win improvement from last year's 3-17 mark. BC also posts a 6-5 record in Conference Carolinas play with the postseason tournament scheduled for the weekend of April 21-23 in Sumter, S.C. at The Palmetto Tennis Center.

Barton 7, N.C. Wesleyan 2

Singles:
1. Florencia Sorrentino (NCWW) def. Daria Avram (BARTON) 7-5, 1-6, 10-8
2. Marissa Stevenson (BARTON) def. Stephany Barbera (NCWW) 6-2, 6-0
3. Vanessa Sanoja (BARTON) def. Nicole Halabi (NCWW) 6-2, 6-3
4. Lorraine Chon-Qui (BARTON) def. Ana Diaz (NCWW) 6-1, 6-3
5. Dana Kelly (BARTON) def. Andrea Tobar (NCWW) 7-6, 6-0
6. Elle Vietz (BARTON) def. Manuela Cano (NCWW) 6-0, 6-3

Doubles:
1. Daria Avram/Marissa Stevenson (BARTON) def. Stephany Barbera/Andrea Tobar (NCWW) 8-1
2. Lorraine Chon-Qui/Dana Kelly (BARTON) def. Ana Diaz/Nicole Halabi (NCWW) 8-2
3. Manuela Cano/Florencia Sorrentino (NCWW) def. Casie Belom/Rebecca Lamm (BARTON) 8-4

Records:
N.C. Wesleyan College 8-6
Barton College 10-10
Order of finish: Doubles (2,1,3); Singles (3,4,6,2,5,1)