Brevard, N.C. - Coach Nicole Bumgarner and the BC women’s tennis team recognized senior Lindsay Shaeffer before the match began, and the Tornados won four of the six singles matches to send their senior out in style as they defeated regionally ranked Lincoln Memorial, 6-3, on Friday afternoon.
Brevard improves to 13-6, 6-1 in South Atlantic Conference action, while #11 Lincoln Memorial falls to 11-3, 5-2 in conference play.
Sofia Lopez Mimendi and Leah Donoff gave the Railsplitters their first point of the afternoon, winning on court no. 1, 8-3. Michelle Prata and Claire Dillman evened the score with their 8-0 victory over Shena Joseph and Aura Penalosa on court no. 2, and Elise Labus and Jennifer Nyman gave Brevard the 2-1 lead heading into singles action as the Tornados toppled Melanie Smith and Alexandra Granger, 8-4.
Lincoln Memorial won the singles matches on court no. 1 and no. 2 as Donoff defeated Shaeffer, 6-4, 6-2, and Mimendi downed Hostetter 6-2, 6-1.
Brevard rallied to take the final four matches as Dillman dropped Granger 6-3, 6-3 and Prata gave the Tornados the 4-3 lead with her 7-5, 6-0 win over Joseph. Labus won her match on court no. 6, 6-3, 6-2 and Nyman completed the match with her 5-7, 6-3, 10-4 victory on court no. 5.
The Tornados remain at the McCoy Tennis Complex as they host Anderson University in their home season finale on Tuesday, April 12th. Doubles competition is set for 1 p.m.
1. Leah Donoff (LMU) def. Lindsay Shaeffer (BCW) 6-4, 6-2
2. Sofia Lopez Mimendi (LMU) def. Lindsay Hostetter (BCW) 6-2, 6-1
3. Claire Dillman (BCW) def. Alexandra Granger (LMU) 6-3, 6-3
4. Michelle Prata (BCW) def. Shena Joseph (LMU) 7-5, 6-0
5. Jennifer Nyman (BCW) def. Aura Penalosa (LMU) 5-7, 6-3, 10-4
6. Elise Labus (BCW) def. Melanie Smith (LMU) 6-3, 6-2
1. Sofia Lopez Mimendi/Leah Donoff (LMU) def. Lindsay Hostetter/Lindsay Shaeffer (BCW) 8-3
2. Michelle Prata/Claire Dillman (BCW) def. Shena Joseph/Aura Penalosa (LMU) 8-0
3. Elise Labus/Jennifer Nyman (BCW) def. Melanie Smith/Alexandra Granger (LMU) 8-4