Britons Double Up Bulldogs in MIAA Women's Tennis Opener for Both Squads in Albion

Britons Double Up Bulldogs in MIAA Women's Tennis Opener for Both Squads in Albion

ALBION, Mich.--The Adrian College women's tennis team dropped its Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association opener in a 6-3 decision to Albion College on Tuesday at the Ungrodt Tennis Center. The Bulldogs fall to 5-6 on the season while the host Britons improve to 8-2 overall.

Albion took a 2-1 lead after the doubles competition, as sophomores Renae Adams AlmasyOlivia Neumann put Adrian on the scoreboard with an 8-3 win in No. 3 doubles.

Senior Morgan Spencer led the Bulldogs in singles with a three-set win at No. 3 over Lauren Rasmussen. After losing the first 3-6, Spencer stormed back to take the victory 3-6, 6-2, 6-1. She leveled the match 3-3 after Adrian went down 3-1, but Albion won the next three matches for the team triumph.

Adrian sophomore Amber Laginess continues to roll at No. 4 singles, dispatching Chrissy Gauss 6-3, 6-3 to improve to 8-0 at this spot in the lineup. She is 10-1 overall in singles.

In a tough No. 1 singles battle, Adrian senior Arielle Williams lost a tough match to Heather Vogt, 6-2, 4-6, 6-4.

The Bulldogs will have a quick turnaround as they are scheduled to host Trine University at 4 p.m. Wednesday at the Craft Tennis Complex on the Adrian campus, but the match may be moved to Thursday with the same start time due to wet weather expected.


Note: This boxscore was corrected with Adrian's doubles lineup.

Singles competition
1. Heather Vogt (ALBION) def. Arielle Williams (ADRIAN) 6-2, 4-6, 6-4
2. Lauren Solano (ALBION) def. Victoria Watson (ADRIAN) 6-0, 6-2
3. Morgan Spencer (ADRIAN) def. Lauren Rasmussen (ALBION) 3-6, 6-2, 6-1
4. Amber Laginess (ADRIAN) def. Chrissy Gauss (ALBION) 6-3, 6-3
5. Olivia Conover (ALBION) def. Renae Adams Almasy (ADRIAN) 6-1, 6-2
6. Rachel Barry (ALBION) def. Olivia Neumann (ADRIAN) 6-1, 6-1
Doubles competition
1. Lauren Rasmussen/Heather Vogt (ALBION) def. Arielle Williams/Renae Adams Almasy (ADRIAN) 8-2
2. Chrissy Gauss/Lauren Solano (ALBION) def. Mikayla Herig/Victoria Watson (ADRIAN) 8-5
3. Morgan Spencer/Amber Laginess (ADRIAN) def. Rachel Barry/Olivia Conover (ALBION) 8-3
Match Notes
Adrian College 5-6, 0-1
Albion College 8-2, 1-0
Order of finish: Doubles (3,2,1); Singles (2,4,3,1,5,6)