Montgomery, AL—Spearheaded by the superb play of freshman Carlee Conway and sophomore Maria Cespedes, the Marion Military Institute Lady Tigers won five of the nine eight-game pro sets played on a very cold afternoon in late February at the George S. Gibbs Tennis Center at Huntingdon College, sweeping singles play at No. 1 and No. 2 singles while also recording a win at No. 1 doubles.
MMI's Conway and Cespedes started the scoring off when they swooped down on the Lady Hawks' No. 1 doubles team of Hannah Still and Sarah Warren. The MMI doubles duo posted an impressive 8-3 win.
Conway and Cespedes continued their blistering play into singles action. After getting off to a rocky start at No. 1 singles, Conway pulled away midway through the pro set by reeling off the last four games to defeat Still, 8-3. Equally impressive for the Lady Tigers was Maria Cespedes in the No. 2 singles slot. She parlayed her piercing and penetrating ground strokes into an 8-2 win.
Conway and Cespedes took on two more Lady Hawk players and blanked them both, 8-0.
The Lady Tigers will square off against the Faulkner State Community College Lady Sun Chiefs on Monday, March 2. First serves are set to fly at 1:00 p.m. at the Paul B. Anderson Tennis Complex on the front lawn of the Marion Military Institute campus.