Franklin tops Pioneers in conference opener

Franklin tops Pioneers in conference opener

FRANKLIN, Ind.—The Transylvania University women's tennis team dropped the opening conference match against Franklin College, 8-1, Saturday.

Juniors Megan Dixon and Claire Mielcarek took down Franklin's duo Melissa Sanders and Chelsea Howell Saturday. Both Dixon and Mielcarek were named first team All-HCAC performers in 2013.

The Pioneers travel to Earlham College for another Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference match-up Wednesday.

Singles competition

1. Melissa Sanders (FC) def. Claire Mielcarek (TRANS) 6-1, 6-4

2. Bethany Harris (FC) def. Megan Dixon (TRANS) 6-0, 6-1

3. Emily Roberts (FC) def. Lillian Williams (TRANS) 6-1, 6-1

4. Chelsea Howell (FC) def. Mary Grace Amato (TRANS) 6-2, 6-3

5. Kayla Walker (FC) def. Jessica Shotwell (TRANS) 6-1, 6-1

6. Chelsea Platt (FC) def. Sophie Head (TRANS) 6-1, 6-4

Doubles competition

1. Megan Dixon/Claire Mielcarek (TRANS) def. Melissa Sanders/Chelsea Howell (FC) 8-2

2. Bethany Harris/Emily Helvie (FC) def. Mary Grace Amato/Lillian Williams (TRANS) 8-4

3. Becky Bonomini/Julie Bazen (FC) def. Jessica Shotwell/Sophie Head (TRANS) 8-4