Prata takes two in Tornados loss to Pioneers
Brevard falls at the Nichols Tennis Complex, 7-2
Greeneville, Tenn. - Michelle Prata went undefeated on the afternoon at the Nichols Tennis Complex, teaming up with Claire Dillman to win at no. 1 doubles, and the BC sophomore won her fifth consecutive singles match on court no. 3, but it was not enough as Tusculum topped the visiting Tornados, 7-2.
Brevard falls to 11-9, 4-4 in the SAC, while Tusculum improves to 16-3, 7-2 in conference play.
Dillman and Prata topped Holly Verner and Katelyn Doss on court no. 1 to improve to 6-2 in SAC action as the Tornados duo recorded the 8-6 victory. Taylor Patterson and Courtney Conley evened the score for Tusculum with a 9-8 (7-4) victory over Lindsay Hostetter and Jennifer Nyman on court no. 2, while Kate Hutchinson and Megan Buckmaster topped Elise Labus and Ana Drummond on court no. 3, 8-3, to give Tusculum the lead heading into singles play.
Prata improved to 7-1 on the season in conference singles play in topping Conley on court no. 3 in a full three sets, winning the first and third set, while dropping the second in the 6-4, 4-6, 6-2 victory.
Tusculum recorded the final five wins in singles in straight sets to claim their seventh conference win of the season on Senior Day.
Brevard remains on the road as the Tornados close out the 2012 regular season at Newberry College on Friday, April 13th. First serve between the Tornados and the Wolves in doubles competition is set for 2 p.m.
1. Holly Verner (TCW) def. Claire Dillman (BCW) 6-2, 6-4
2. Katelyn Doss (TCW) def. Lindsay Hostetter (BCW) 4-2, retired
3. Michelle Prata (BCW) def. Courtney Conley (TCW) 6-4, 4-6, 6-2
4. Taylor Patterson (TCW) def. Elise Labus (BCW) 6-4, 6-0
5. Kate Hutchinson (TCW) def. Jennifer Nyman (BCW) 6-3, 6-1
6. Megan Buckmaster (TCW) def. Ana Drummond (BCW) 6-0, 6-2
1. Claire Dillman/Michelle Prata (BCW) def. Holly Verner/Katelyn Doss (TCW) 8-6
2. Taylor Patterson/Courtney Conley (TCW) def. Lindsay Hostetter/Jennifer Nyman (BCW) 9-8 (7-4)
3. Kate Hutchinson/Megan Buckmaster (TCW) def. Elise Labus/Ana Drummond (BCW) 8-3