Bridgewater Claims ODAC Women's Tennis Win at Guilford

Makayla McLaurin '19 (left), Delaney Taylor '21 (Deanna Lassiter '20 photo)
Makayla McLaurin '19 (left), Delaney Taylor '21 (Deanna Lassiter '20 photo)


GREENSBORO, N.C. –Bridgewater College scored a 9-0 Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) women's tennis win at Guilford College Saturday.

The Eagles improved to 6-4 overall, 3-2 in the ODAC. Guilford dropped to 2-12 (0-10 ODAC).

Bridgewater raced to a 3-0 lead with three decisive doubles wins. The Eagles' top tandem of Whitney Kiser and Nicole Shifflett downed the Quakers' Makayla McLaurin and Delaney Taylor, 8-1, in what proved the closest of the three matches. Stephanie Barton and Rachel Crawford picked up an 8-0 win at second doubles and teammates Alexia Will and Caroline Edwards took the third-doubles match by the same score.

The Eagles' won all six singles matches in straight sets. Kiser won the first-singles contest, 6-3, 6-1, over McLaurin. Shifflett's 6-2, 6-4 second-singles win over Taylor proved the closest of the singles matches. Crawford and Emily Daigneault did not lose a game in victories at fourth and sixth singles, respectively.

Coach Kim Kleimeier's '13 Quakers visit Averett University Thursday (4/11) in nonconference play.