The Lady Netters closed the regular season on an upswing on Saturday afternoon by notching a 5-4 Senior Day victory over Columbia on Downing Howell Courts.
The Petrels bid farewell to graduating seniors LaDonna Barnes and Kayla Atkins in a pre-match ceremony and then gutted out the 5-4 decision. Oglethorpe took two of three doubles matches to open up a lead they would never relinquish. The Petrels got doubles wins from the numbers one and two positions but seniors Barnes and Atkins were felled at No. 3, 8-5.
Oglethorpe got easy singles points on dominating wins from Kate Siess and Caffrey Francis before junior Jayme Danielson clinched the match with a win at No. 1, 7-5, 6-1. Complete Columbia match results included below.
The Lady Netters finish the season with an 8-12 overall record and will travel to North Little Rock, Arkansas for the SCAC Championships this coming weekend.
|#1 Singles||Jayme Danielson||L. Martirosyan||Oglethorpe University||7-5, 6-1|
|#2 Singles||Caffrey Francis||D. Cupid||Oglethorpe University||6-0, 6-0|
|#3 Singles||Katarina Te||Abbagayle Stevenson||Columbia College (S.C.)||6-3, 6-4|
|#4 Singles||Sarah Duff||Raven Flair||Columbia College (S.C.)||6-3, 6-3|
|#5 Singles||Kate Siess||Ashley Chapman||Oglethorpe University||6-0, 6-3|
|#6 Singles||LaDonna Barnes||Haley Mathais||Columbia College (S.C.)||6-4, 6-4|
|#1 Doubles|| Jayme Danielson
| L. Martirosyan
|#2 Doubles|| Caffrey Francis
| Abbagayle Stevenson
|#3 Doubles|| LaDonna Barnes
| Ashley Chapman
|Columbia College (S.C.)||8-3|