Tornados fall victim to Vulcan nerve pinch

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BREVARD, N.C. – Brevard College’s women’s tennis team hosted nationally-ranked California University of Pennsylvania on Tuesday morning, falling to the No. 14 team 9-0. With the loss, the Tornados drop to 2-8 overall.

The Tornados tried new doubles pairing against California University of Pennsylvania (6-2), teaming up Sam Miranda and Nirvanna Silva at the top flight for the first time. Rachael Stanford and Katie Hatter played their first match as a pair this spring on court two while Kristen Rathbun and Claire Dysart played together at the third position for the second time this season. California (Pa.)’s doubles units best the Tornados by scores of 8-0, 8-0 and 8-2.

In singles play, Miranda played at the second positon for the first time this season, falling 6-0, 6-0 against Jasi Witherspoon from California (Pa.). Stanford and Hatter were the next two to finish on courts three and four with 6-0, 6-0 setbacks against their Vulcan counterparts before Dysart lost at the fifth slot by an identical score. Rathbun was the penultimate game to end, playing on court six, while Silva took on Lena Dimmer, ranked as the 24th best singles player in the ITA preseason poll, at the top flight.

The Tornados return to South Atlantic Conference play on Saturday, Mar. 12 when they take on Lincoln Memorial on the road with first serve scheduled for 2:00 p.m.

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