Daugherty lands on All-SAC Second Team Singles

ROCK HILL, S.C. – Brevard College women’s tennis senior Katie Daugherty was named to the All-South Atlantic Conference (SAC) Singles Second Team, announced by the league today.

The Belton, Texas native capped off her senior year with an exciting victory over Tusculum’s Kealee Heffner on Sunday afternoon. After trailing 4-1 in the first set, Daugherty managed to tie the set at six. She battled during a close tie-breaker but eventually fell 7-6 in the first set. She again trailed 4-1 in the second set before rallying back and winning the set 6-4 to force a third-set tie-breaker. She ended up winning the tie-breaker by a score of 10-3.

She finished the season with an 8-9 overall record in the top singles slot with a 6-5 record during conference play. She also went 6-11 at No. 1 doubles while going 3-8 in conference action. She earned her first victory of the season against Assumption College of the Northeast-10 Conference when she defeated Aida Vila 6-2, 6-3 at No. 1 singles on March 2.

She then defeated her next opponent on March 4 from Misericordia University 6-0, 6-2. Her first conference win came against Andrea Ternera of Wingate University, when the Bulldogs were ranked 47th in the country back on March 11. She won the first set of that match before dropping the second set 6-1. She came-back strong in the tie-breaker set to win 10-6.

She picked up two straight conference wins against Mars Hill and Carson-Newman on March 15 and 17, respectively. She defeated Bailey Palmer of Coker in a three-set match before winning on April 11 against Catawba.

She won three straight doubles matches from March 2 to March 5 with teammate Jule Hermann and picked up conference wins against Carson-Newman, Coker, and Lenoir-Rhyne.

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All-SAC First Team Doubles
Carlotta Nassi/Melissa Laing, Queens
Franziska Funke/Amanda Sumner, Tusculum
Rebecca Brunin/Ivey Welborn, Anderson

All-SAC Second Team Doubles
Oroma Womeodu/Maria Garcia, Wingate
Bailey Palmer/Ragan Palmer, Coker
Amanda Carrillo/Vanessa Ortiz, Newberry

Honorable Mention Doubles
Caroline Holland/Layla Tanik, Wingate
Zorica Djuric/Dominique Bruce, Lenoir-Rhyne
Patricia Guerreiro/Jennifer Ott, Carson-Newman

All-SAC First Team Singles
Carlotta Nassi, Queens
Rebecca Bruning, Anderson
Elena Vasilyeva, Lincoln Memorial
Kealee Heffner, Tusculum
Erin Mills, Tusculum
Zorica Djuric, Lenoir-Rhyne

All-SAC Second Team Singles
Elizabeth Williamson, Newberry
Ivey Wellborn, Anderson
Amanda Carrillo, Newberry
Layla Tanik, Wingate
Katie Daugherty, Brevard
Bailey Palmer, Coker

Honorable Mention Singles
Becca Thomas, Wingate
Melissa Laing, Queens
Dominique Bruce, Lenoir-Rhyne
Franziska Funke, Tusculum
Oroma Womeodu, Wingate
Marta Gonzalez, Queens

Player of the Year
Carlotta Nassi, Queens

Freshman of the Year
Carlotta Nassi, Queens

Coach of the Year
Michael Cabana, Wingate

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