DEMOREST, Ga. - Stephanie Bittner (Westminster, N.Y./Francis Scott Key) and Hannah Rice (Glen Allen, Va./J.R. Tucker) scored a victory at No. 2 doubles to account for Virginia Wesleyan's lone win in an 8-1 loss to Piedmont.
Bittner and Rice prevailed 8-4 over Piedmont's Ashley Fannon and Maria Carter for the Marlins (2-7), who had just five players available. Top singles player Cay Gee (Parkton, Md./Hereford) is sidelined with a torn labrum.
The Marlins will return to action on Wednesday at 4 p.m. at LaGrange.
Piedmont 8, Virginia Wesleyan 1
1. Chelsea Prince (PC) d. Katelynn Duncan (VWC), 6-0, 6-1
2. Meghan Smith (PC) d. Jordan Hill (VWC), 6-1, 6-0
3. Morgan Reed (PC) d. Stephanie Bittner (VWC), 6-2, 6-4
4. Ashley Fannon (PC) d. Hannah Rice (VWC), 6-2, 6-3
5. Lauren Anderson (PC) d. Rachel Collins (VWC), 6-3, 6-2
6. Maria Carter (PC) won by forfeit
1. Morgan Reed/Katie Sailors (PC) d. Katelynn Duncan/Jordan Hill (VWC), 8-2
2. Stephanie Bittner/Hannah Rice (VWC) d. Ashley Fannon/Maria Carter (PC), 8-4
3. Chelsea Prince/Meghan Smith (PC) won by forfeit.