Wingate, N.C. - Lindsay Shaeffer was undefeated on the afternoon and Claire Dillman finished up the regular season undefeated in conference singles action, but the Tornados were unable to top the Bulldogs in falling at the WU Tennis Complex on Friday afternoon, 6-3.
The Tornados fall to 14-7, 7-2 in conference play, while Wingate improves to 19-1, 9-0 in SAC competition.
Shaeffer and Lindsay Hostetter put the Tornados on the board early, defeating Kara Stasikelis and Kelli Ferguson on court no. 1, 8-6. Wingate rallied to take the next two points as Morgan Winston and Olivia Poole topped Jennifer Nyman and Elise Labus, 8-6 and Ali Evers and Samantha Alschlager gave Wingate the lead with their 8-6 win over Dillman and Michelle Prata.
Evers put Wingate up 3-1 with her three set win over Hostetter on court no. 2, winning 6-0, 3-6, 6-3. Shaeffer evened up the singles scores with her 5-7, 6-3, 6-4 triumph over Stasikelis and Dillman improved to 9-0 in conference action with her three set thriller over Winston, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 to tie the match up at three apiece.
However, Wingate would take the final three singles matches, with Ferguson winning in two sets, while Poole and Helen Goreski won three-set battles to end the match.
The Tornados earn the three-seed in the 2011 Food Lion South Atlantic Conference tournament, falling in the tiebreaker to Mars Hill due to their loss to the Lions earlier in the season. Brevard will face six-seed Tusculum College on Wednesday, April 20th, with doubles competition at the Rock Hill Tennis Center set to begin at 1 p.m.
1. Lindsay Shaeffer (BCW) def. Kara Stasikelis (WIN) 5-7, 6-3, 6-4
2. Ali Evers (WIN) def. Lindsay Hostetter (BCW) 6-0, 3-6, 6-3
3. Claire Dillman (BCW) def. Morgan Winston (WIN) 4-6, 6-4, 6-3
4. Olivia Poole (WIN) def. Michelle Prata (BCW) 7-6 (10-1), 7-6 (10-5)
5. Kelli Ferguson (WIN) def. Jennifer Nyman (BCW) 6-2, 6-0
6. Helen Goreski (WIN) def. Elise Labus (BCW) 5-7, 6-3, 1-0 (10-4)
1. Lindsay Shaeffer/Lindsay Hostetter (BCW) def. Kara Stasikelis/Kelli Ferguson (WIN) 8-6
2. Ali Evers/Samantha Alschlager (WIN) def. Claire Dillman/Michelle Prata (BCW) 8-6
3. Morgan Winston/Olivia Poole (WIN) def. Jennifer Nyman/Elise Labus (BCW) 8-6