Franklin Springs, Ga. - Backed by a doubles sweep, the Tornados won all six singles matches as Michelle Prata clinched Brevard’s season opening win on Friday afternoon against Emmanuel, 9-0.
Brevard improves to 1-0 on the season, while the Lions fall to 2-2.
Claire Dillman and Prata teamed up to win on court no. 1, topping Christianne Tetley and Olivia Gish, 8-0, while Elise Labus and Jennifer Nyman topped Molly Smith and Madalena Fraustos on court no. 2, 8-4. Ellie Bartholomew and Lindsay Hostetter completed the doubles sweep with their 8-4 win over Kristin Porterfield and Jaclyn Klerk.
In singles action, Dillman, Prata and Hostetter took their matches in straight sets on courts 1 through 3. Dillman topped Tetley, 6-1, 6-1, while Prata clinched the Brevard victory with her 6-1, 6-3 victory over Smith. Hostetter topped Gish, 6-3, 6-0 on court no. 3 for her first win in the 2012 season.
The Tornados completed the sweep on courts 4 through 6 as Labus, Nyman and Bartholomew also set their opponents down in straight sets as Labus topped Porterfield, 6-1, 6-1 and Nyman defeated Erica Fortson, 6-0, 6-4. Bartholomew completed the singles sweep with the 6-4, 6-1 victory over Klerk.
Brevard returns to the road on Thursday, February 16th, as the Tornados travel to Cullowhee, N.C. to take on Western Carolina. First serve between the Tornados and the Catamounts is set for 2 p.m.
1. Claire Dillman (BCW) def. Christianne Tetley (ECW) 6-1, 6-1
2. Michelle Prata (BCW) def. Molly Smith (ECW) 6-1, 6-3
3. Lindsay Hostetter (BCW) def. Olivia Gish (ECW) 6-3, 6-0
4. Elise Labus (BCW) def. Kristin Porterfield (ECW) 6-1, 6-1
5. Jennifer Nyman (BCW) def. Erica Fortson (ECW) 6-0, 6-4
6. Ellie Bartholomew (BCW) def. Jaclyn Klerk (ECW) 6-4, 6-1
1. Claire Dillman/Michelle Prata (BCW) def. Christianne Tetley/Olivia Gish (ECW) 8-0
2. Elise Labus/Jennifer Nyman (BCW) def. Molly Smith/Madalena Fraustos (ECW) 8-4
3. Ellie Bartholomew/Lindsay Hostetter (BCW) def. Kristin Porterfield/Jaclyn Klerk (ECW) 8-4