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Wiele And Tyus Pick Up Singles Wins Against Blackburn

Photo credit: Anthony LaRocca
Photo credit: Anthony LaRocca

CARLINVILLE, Ill.—The Fontbonne University women's tennis team battled Blackburn for over four hours today, but the Beavers were able to come away with the 7-2 win.

Score: Blackburn 7, Fontbonne 2

Location: Carlinville, Ill.

Records: Blackburn 1-3, Fontbonne 0-8

How It Happened

In doubles play, the Beavers swept past the Griffins to own the 3-0 lead. In singles play, the Griffins started a comeback run.

Jordan Sampson nearly came away with a win at No. 2 singles, though Erica Bechtold fended her off in the third for the 6-0, 7-5, 11-9 win. At No. 3 singles, Andrea Wiele picked up her first win on the year after defeating Rachel Bly, 2-6, 6-4, 10-8.

Riane Tyus also won at No. 5 singles 7-5, 6-2, however, the Beavers picked up wins at the other singles matches for the 7-2 victory.

Doubles Results

  1. Gariel Pierce/Erica Bechtold (BC) def. Chloe Loehr/Jordan Sampson (FBU), 8-0
  2. Rachel Bly/Morgan Zobrist (BC) def. Andrea Wiele/Sarah Johnson (FBU), 8-1
  3. Asia Coleman/Anicca Mackay-Slavin (BC) def. Riane Tyus/Alexis Bracken (FBU), 8-2

Singles Results

  1. Gariel Pierce (BC) def. Chloe Loehr (FBU), 6-2, 6-1
  2. Erica Bechtold (BC) def. Jordan Sampson (FBU), 0-6, 7-5, 11-9
  3. Andrea Wiele (FBU) def. Rachel Bly (BC) 2-6, 6-4, 10-8
  4. Asia Coleman (BC) def. Sarah Johnson (FBU), 6-3, 6-3
  5. Riane Tyus (FBU) def. Morgan Zobrist (BC), 7-5, 6-2
  6. Michaela Liggenbothem (BC) def. Alexis Bracken (FBU), 6-3, 6-7, 10-8

Up Next

The Griffins are back in action this Thursday on the road against Greenville. Match-time set for 6 p.m.

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