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Winning Streak at Five as Scotties Shutout William Peace, 9-0

Winning Streak at Five as Scotties Shutout William Peace, 9-0

RALEIGH, N.C. - The Agnes Scott College tennis team stretched their current winning streak to 5 matches, as they downed William Peace University (2-13), blanking the Pacers en route to a 9-0 victory.

The Scotties (6-4) raced out to big leads in all three doubles matches, led by an 8-0 shutout by the team of Camille Wilson and Nikki Langford at No. 3 doubles.  Anne Rinaldo and Claire Rinaldo would follow quickly with an 8-1 win at the top spot, while the No. 2 team of Maddie Hoffman and Taylor Lee struggled with consistency toward the end of their match, before rebounding for an 8-4 win.

"Today was another windy day," indicated head coach T.J. Greggs, "and we need to do a better job of thinking on court when conditions aren't perfect.  We made some matches closer than they needed to be."

In singles, the Scotties didn't drop more than 5 games in any match, with Claire Rinaldo leading the way at the top spot with a 6-0, 6-0 victory, raising her season record at the top spot to 7-3.  Maddie Hoffman raised her record to 8-2 at the No. 2 spot, dropping only one game, and Anastasia Bennett remained perfect on the season in singles, winning 6-0, 6-0 as well.

"We've been playing some good tennis," continued Greggs, "but I always want us to keep improving.  It was great seeing the players working on their variety today in singles, and using some of the tactics we have been working on in practice."

The Scotties will try to finish the regular season on a positive note next weekend, as they currently sit in first place in the Great South Athletic Conference.  Their final two contests will be Friday, April 10 at Wesleyan (Ga.) and Sunday, April 12, when they host second-place Salem College on senior day, where the Rinaldos will be celebrated.