DANVILLE, Ky. (CentreColonels.com) – Freshman Emily Zelichenok (Louisville, Ky.) and senior Kim Randall (Johns Creek, Ga.) each extended their respective singles match winning streaks to five victories with wins over Birmingham Southern in a Southern Athletic Association (SAA) contest on Sunday.
However, the Panthers bested the host Colonels by a score of 6-3 in a battle for sole possession of second place in the SAA standings.
Centre moved to 8-5 on the year, including a 3-2 mark in SAA action. Birmingham Southern improved to 11-4 overall and 4-1 in the conference.
Zelichenok picked up a 6-3, 6-4 win at No. 2 singles, while Randall earned a 6-3, 6-1 triumph at the No. 6 slot for the Colonels.
Zelichenok and doubles teammate Neha Rao (London, Ky.) collected a victory at No. 1 doubles.
Centre returns to action next weekend with a pair of crucial SAA matchups when the Colonels travel to Berry and Oglethorpe. Centre and the Vikings are tied for third place in the SAA standings, as both teams own a 3-2 ledger in conference play this season. The Stormy Petrels sit in a tie for fifth place at 2-3 in SAA action on the year. Centre takes on Berry at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 16 before facing off with Oglethorpe on Sunday, April 17 at 9 a.m.
1. Carlee Petro (BSC) def. Neha Rao (CENTRE-W) 6-3, 6-1
2. Emily Zelichenok (CENTRE-W) def. Isabella Wisener (BSC) 6-3, 6-4
3. McKenzie Courtney (BSC) def. Courtney DeLong (CENTRE-W) 6-0, 6-1
4. Mary Evelyn Carroll (BSC) def. Mackenzie Snow (CENTRE-W) 6-1, 6-0
5. Mary Madison Taylor (BSC) def. Mary Chapin Snow (CENTRE-W) 6-2, 2-6, 6-0
6. Kim Randall (CENTRE-W) def. Virginia Hammond (BSC) 6-3, 6-1
1. Neha Rao/Emily Zelichenok (CENTRE-W) def. Carlee Petro/Virginia Hammond (BSC) 9-8 (7-3)
2. Isabella Wisener/McKenzie Courtney (BSC) def. Courtney DeLong/Casey Blair (CENTRE-W) 8-2
3. Mary Evelyn Carroll/Mary Madison Taylor (BSC) def. Mary Chapin Snow/Mackenzie Snow (CENTRE-W) 8-4