Greenwood, S.C. - Michelle Prata was victorious in her match at #4 singles to lead Brevard on Friday afternoon against Lander University, but it wasn’t enough as the Tornados fell to the Bearcats at the Joe Cabri Courts, 8-1.
Brevard falls to 1-3 on the season, while Lander improves to 8-1.
The Bearcats took all three doubles matches, heading into singles competition with the 3-0 advantage. Lindsay Shaeffer fell in a tightly contested match at #1 singles, 6-4, 7-5, and Elise Labus took Melanise Newbold to the third set tiebreaker, falling in the first set 6-4 before rallying to even it up at 1-6, before falling in the third, 10-8.
Prata also went into the tiebreaker in the third set, falling 6-4 before tying the match with a 6-2 victory over Lander’s Nicola James. In the tiebreaker, Prata took control early and cruised to the 10-4 win.
The Tornados remain on the road, heading to Gaffney, S.C. to take on Limestone College in nonconference action on Tuesday, March 1st. Doubles competition begins at 2 p.m. at the Emmie Evans Rector Tennis Center.
1. Brandi Cordell (LUW) def. Lindsay Shaeffer (BCW) 6-4, 7-5
2. Aurelia Ruffat (LUW) def. Claire Dillman (BCW) 6-3, 6-3
3. Eliza Adusumilli (LUW) def. Lindsay Hostetter (BCW) 6-4, 6-2
4. Michelle Prata (BCW) def. Nicola James (LUW) 4-6, 6-2, 10-4
5. Cayce Bradley (LUW) def. Jennifer Nyman (BCW) 6-1, 6-0
6. Melanise Newbold (LUW) def. Elise Labus (BCW) 6-4, 1-6, 10-8
1. Aurelia Ruffat/Cayce Bradley (LUW) def. Lindsay Hostetter/Claire Dillman (BCW) 8-5
2. Eliza Adusumilli/Nicola James (LUW) def. Lindsay Shaeffer/Jennifer Nyman (BCW) 8-4
3. Brandi Cordell/Melanise Newbold (LUW) def. Michelle Prata/Elise Labus (BCW) 8-6