ALBION,Mich. – Madeline Samra and Namara Swillum won tiebreakers to decide their singles matches as Albion College pulled away for an 8-1 victory over Olivet College in Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association women's tennis action on Tuesday.
Swillum held off Jordin Ellens, 10-8, in the tiebreaker to earn the point for the No. 6 singles match.
Samara outscored Alex Lesko, 10-2, in the breaker to gain the victory in the No. 5 singles match.
Albion seized the early 3-0 lead in the match by sweeping the doubles matches. Solano and Kathryn Valade were 8-2 winners at No. 1, Redick and Samra were 8-2 winners at No. 2 and Jost and Swillum were 8-3 winners at No. 3.
Albion will complete the week with a Friday match at Hope College.
Joe and Julie Serra have given a $5 million leadership gift to launch a fundraising initiative to make two dreams a reality at Albion College. The first is a newly expanded fitness and student activity facility at the site of the current Dow Recreation and Wellness Center. The second is a new or renovated competition facility for the volleyball, men's basketball and women's basketball that currently call Kresge Gymnasium home.
The College is continuing to raise funds in support of both projects. To learn more, call 517/629-0446 or email email@example.com.