Women’s tennis sweeps Rust and Berry

Caroline McBroom won at No. 6 singles against to clinch a 5-4 victory over Berry on Saturday. (Photo by Wesley Lyle)
Caroline McBroom won at No. 6 singles against to clinch a 5-4 victory over Berry on Saturday. (Photo by Wesley Lyle)

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.

Mariah Bastos and Zoya Robinson each won in three sets. Bastos took a 1-6, 6-3, 6-3 win at No. 3 singles while Robinson won 6-3, 2-6, 6-4 at No. 4.

In doubles, Dusty Catala and Bastos cruised to an 8-1 win at No. 2 while McBroom and Heather Tabor won 8-4 at No. 3.

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.


Match Results

vs. Rust


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


vs. Berry


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


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