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Limestone Athletics | April 2, 2014

For third consecutive day, Limestone shuts out conference opponent, beats Converse

GAFFNEY, S.C. -- For the third consecutive day, Limestone (8-6, 6-1 CC) shut out a Conference Carolinas opponent as they defeated Converse 2-13, 1-4 CC) on Wednesday at the Emmie Evans Rector Tennis Center.

While Converse was competitive at points in the match, the Blue and Gold proved too much for their Spartanburg, S.C. opponent.

Limestone started out the contest getting a somewhat competitive fight against the Valkyries in doubles. In fact, their No. 1 team of Marisa Esformes and Claudia Gunn made the Saints top duo of freshmen Alexandra Boulbin and Hannah Hopkins work a little bit. Ultimately, Boulbin and Hopkins finished off their opponents for an 8-5 victory.

Sophomore Manon Janin even got a fight from Gunn in the No. 3 singles contest, but Janin grinded through the adversity to ultimately get a 6-4, 7-6 win.

Sophomore Marian Pinate and junior Julia Moreira got Limestone's two shutouts on the afternoon. Pinate defeated CC's Kelsey Rembert at the No. 2 singles spot and Moreira shutout Samantha Sheffield in the No. 4 singles match.

While sophomore Jessica Martinezand Hopkins got near shutouts at the five and six singles contests.

After three consecutive shutouts, the competition will pick back up for the Saints as they host perennial Conference Carolinas Champions Erskine.