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SMC Tennis: Belles look for first win of season

Luke Mansour | Friday, February 19, 2010

Saint Mary’s will continue their string of tune-ups for conference play when they take on Olivet Nazarene today at the Eck Pavilion. The Belles (0-1, 0-0) are looking to record their first win of the season after falling to non-conference opponent Case Western to open up their schedule.

Olivet Nazarene will be another opportunity for the Belles to shake off the early season rust before opening up conference play in a little over a month.

The Tigers will provide a tough test for the Belles, sporting an NAIA Regional Championship just three years ago.

They have also qualified for the NAIA National Tournament in each of the last four seasons.
Their overall record in the 2009 season was 17-7.

The Belles will follow up their match against Olivet Nazarene with a tilt against North Central College. That will complete the Belles’ set of matches before taking their annual preseason training trip to Orlando over the mid-semester break.

During the trip, the Belles will compete against six separate colleges, mostly from the Midwest, in a prelude to their conference season.

The Belles take on Olivet Nazarene tonight at 6 p.m. at Eck Pavilion.