Rock Hill, S.C. - The no. 2 seed Mars Hill Lions took two of the three doubles matches and won on courts 1, 4 and 5 en route to defeating the no. 3 seed Brevard College Tornados, 5-1, and advancing to the 2011 Food Lion South Atlantic Conference Championship match.
Tatiana Dualiby and Jacqueline Rouquet put the Lions on the board first, topping Claire Dillman and Michelle Prata on court no. 2 in doubles play, 8-5, to give Mars Hill the early advantage.
Lindsay Hostetter and Lindsay Shaeffer tied the match up with their 8-5 victory on court no. 1, defeating Erika Pinate and Anna Rickenbaker, but Ona Jane and Mary Nelson sent the Lions into singles play with their 8-5 victory on court no. 3 over Jennifer Nyman and Elise Labus.
In singles action, Rouquet tallied the first point, defeating Nyman on court no. 5 in the cage, 6-4, 6-2. Pinate, the SAC Player of the Year, continued to remain undefeated in conference action, topping Shaeffer 6-3, 6-2 on court no. 1 to put Mars Hill one victory away from the victory.
Rickenbacker finished moments later, topping Prata on court no. 4, 6-4, 6-3 to end the match.
The Tornados season likely ends at 15-8, while Mars Hill improves to 11-5. The Lions advance to the 2011 Food Lion South Atlantic Conference Championship match, scheduled to begin tomorrow afternoon at noon. The Lions will faceoff against top seed Wingate University, who advanced to the Championship match with their 5-3 victory over #5 Anderson University.
1. Erika Pinate (MHCW) def. Lindsay Shaeffer (BCW) 6-3, 6-2
2. Tatiana Dualiby (MHCW) vs. Lindsay Hostetter (BCW) 6-3, 4-3, unfinished
3. Ona Jane (MHCW) vs. Claire Dillman (BCW) 4-6, 6-2, unfinished
4. Anna Rickenbaker (MHCW) def. Michelle Prata (BCW) 6-4, 6-3
5. Jacqueline Rouquet (MHCW) def. Jennifer Nyman (BCW) 6-4, 6-2
6. Mary Nelson (MHCW) vs. Elise Labus (BCW) unfinished
1. Lindsay Hostetter/Lindsay Shaeffer (BCW) def. Erika Pinate/Anna Rickenbaker (MHCW) 8-5
2. Tatiana Dualiby/Jacqueline Rouquet (MHCW) def. Claire Dillman/Michelle Prata (BCW) 8-5
3. Ona Jane/Mary Nelson (MHCW) def. Jennifer Nyman/Elise Labus (BCW) 8-5
#3 Brevard College 15-8
#2 Mars Hill 11-5
Order of finish: Doubles (2,1,3); Singles (5,1,4)
2011 Food Lion South Atlantic Conference Tournament Semifinals
#2 Mars Hill advances to the Championship match scheduled for tomorrow at 12 pm