Belles hit road after home loss
Alex Carson | Wednesday, February 19, 2014
The Belles will look to get back to winning ways Saturday when they travel to Grand Rapids, Mich., to take on Aquinas in a non-conference contest.
Saint Mary’s (1-1) opened its spring season with a 7-2 home defeat to Ohio Northern last Friday. While the Belles got promising victories at No. 1 singles from senior Mary Catherine Faller and No. 6 singles from sophomore newcomer Andrea Fetters, Belles coach Dale Campbell said the Belles need to continue to improve through these early-season contests.
“We were a little tentative early [in our match against Ohio Northern],” Belles coach Dale Campbell said. “It was our first match, but I have to get them more prepared [moving forward].”
While the Belles dropped decisions in all three doubles matches last week, they led at one point in all three and Campbell said the difference came down to positioning, which will be another area for future improvement.
On the other side of the net, Aquinas (1-0) opened its season last weekend with a 9-0 road sweep of Alma in which it won five of the nine matches by at least two breaks in each set. Saints senior Lauren Ramey played at No. 1 singles last weekend for Aquinas and needed three sets to win her match in the only three-set match of the day. Ramey figures to be Faller’s match-up when the teams meet this weekend.
The Belles will make the visit to Grand Rapids, Mich., on Saturday to battle the Saints, with the first serve scheduled for 6:00 p.m.
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