By Chuck Tidmore
Sports Information Assistant
MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Huntingdon women's tennis team stepped out of conference play on Saturday and earned two wins over Rust College and Berry College.
The Lady Hawks defeated Rust 9-0 and Berry 5-4.
Against Berry, junior Caroline McBroom won the deciding match at No. 6 singles. McBroom took her first set 6-3 but followed with a 1-6 loss. She rebounded with a 6-1 win to give Huntingdon (5-2) its fifth win of the season.
In the win over Rust, Huntingdon did not drop a single set in doubles and singles play.
Huntingdon jumped out to a quick 3-0 lead after a trio of 8-0 doubles wins. Catala and Bastos won at No. 1, Virginia Gaston and Clayton Waring won at No. 2 and Jordan Fleming and Kacey Stephens won at No. 3.
The Lady Hawks closed the match with six, 6-0, 6-0 wins in singles. Josie Waddell won at No. 1, Waring won at No. 2, Stephens won at No. 3, Gaston won at No. 4, Fleming won at No. 5 and Diamond Branch won at No. 6.
The Lady Hawks host Millsaps College on Friday.
No. 1: Josie Waddell (HC) def. TaQuoyia Harris (RU) 6-0, 6-0
No. 2: Clayton Waring (HC) def. Aquanetta Perryman (RU) 6-0, 6-0
No. 3: Kacey Stephens (HC) def. Stacy Cole (RU) 6-0, 6-0
No. 4: Virginia Gaston (HC) def. Precious Ballentine (RU) 6-0, 6-0
No. 5: Jordan Fleming (HC) def. Rikyta Hampton (RU) 6-0, 6-0
No. 6: Diamond Branch (HC) def. Adrianna Elliot (RU) 6-0. 6-0
No. 1: Catala-Bastos (HC) def. Harris-Ballentine (RU) 8-0
No. 2: Gaston-Waring (HC) def. Harris-Cole (RU) 8-0
No. 3: Fleming-Stephens (HC) def. Perryman-Elliot (RU) 8-0
No. 1: Mary Cerny (BC) def. Dusty Catala (HC) 6-1, 6-1
No. 2: Lauren Byrket (BC) def. Josie Waddell (HC) 6-2, 2-6, 6-1
No. 3: Mariah Bastos (HC) def. Kelsey McCray (BC) 1-6, 6-3, 6-3
No. 4: Zoya Robinson (HC) def. Sage Havrilla (BC) 6-3, 2-6, 6-4
No. 5: Emmie Cornell (BC) def. Heather Tabor (HC) 2-6, 6-4, 7-6
No. 6: Caroline McBroom (HC) def. Karleigh Dills (BC) 6-3, 1-6, 6-1
No. 1: Cerny-Byrket (BC) def. Waddell-Robinson (HC) 8-3
No. 2: Catala-Bastos (HC) def. McCray-Dills (BC) 8-1
No. 3: McBroom-Tabor (HC) def. Havrille-Cornell (BC) 8-4