Women's tennis downs Albion, 6-3

Women's tennis downs Albion, 6-3

Albion, Mich. - The Alma College women's tennis team scored a 6-3 victory over rival Albion College on Saturday (Feb. 3) as the two teams played a non-conference match at Albion's Ungrodt Tennis Center.

The Scots (1-1 overall) won two of the three doubles matches to take a 2-1 lead. 

In singles competition, freshman Brooke Butterfield (Portland, Mich./Portland)) won her first career match with a 7-6 (7-5), 1-6, 10-5 victory at No. 1 singles. Alma captured points at No. 4, 5, and 6 singles for the second straight match while Albion was victorious at the No. 2 and No. 3 spots.

The Scots and Britons will meet again on Saturday, March 31, to open up the MIAA portion of Alma's schedule. 

How It Happened

  • The team of Caroline Ross and Jessica Penhale defeated Marceline Redick and Madelyn Polich at No. 2 doubles, 9-7, while Amy Wood and Bernadette Garibay posted an 8-6 win at No. 3 doubles over the team of Kirstin Moore and Christina Rafaill. 
  • Brooke Butterfield gave Alma a big point with her win at No. 1 singles. Butterfield took the first set off Albion's Olivia Conover with a 7-5 win in the tiebreaker, then after falling in the second set by a 6-1 margin, won the match tiebreak with a score of 10-5.
  • Albion won the matches at No. 2 and No. 3 singles.
  • Jessica Penhale posted a 6-0, 6-2 victory over Christina Rafael at No. 4 singles, while Amy Wood was a 6-2, 6-4 winner over Bella Scalise at No. 5 singles.
  • In the No. 6 singles match, Bernadette Garibay won by a 6-1, 6-4, margin over Kirstin Moore. 

Noteables

Up Next

The Scots will face the College of Wooster (Ohio) on Saturday, Feb. 10, in a non-conference match. The Scots and Fighting Scots will open their competition at 2 p.m. at the MSU Tennis Center in East Lansing, Mich.