February 20, 2010

Pipers cruise to victory over Bethany Lutheran

Hamline dropped just four games in doubles play, starting with Kelsey Eatherton (Jr., White Bear Lake, Minn.) and Nora McGraw (Jr., Hutchinson, Minn.) winning 8-1 win at first doubles. Kristen Kiemele (Jr., Eagan, Minn.) and Nicole Krier (So., Woodbury, Minn.) also had an 8-1 win at second doubles.

Emily Workcuff (Sr., Lakeville, Minn.) and Elizabeth Allen (Fy., Menasha, Wis.) posted an 8-2 victory at third doubles, taking the Pipers into singles play with a 3-0 match lead for the second straight day.

As the Pipers swept the singles matches, too, Eatherton posted a 6-0, 6-2 win at first singles. At second singles, McGraw won 6-4, 7-6 (7-2) and Kiemele won 6-0, 6-0 at third singles.

Krier played fourth singles, winning 6-1, 6-1, Workcuff won at fifth, 6-0, 6-1, and Allen won at sixth singles, 6-0, 6-0.

The Pipers improve to 3-2 overall with the win. They return to conference action on Saturday, February 27, hosting St. Thomas at Lifetime Fitness in Lakeville. The match is scheduled to begin at 9:30 a.m.