Brevard, N.C. - Michelle Prata teamed up with Claire Dillman to win the first point for Brevard at no. 1 doubles, and the BC sophomore won a hard-fought singles match in the third set tiebreaker, but Morgan Winston clinched the Bulldogs’ victory on Saturday afternoon as #29 Wingate topped Brevard, 7-2.
Brevard falls to 9-7, 2-2 in the SAC, while Wingate improves to 12-4, 5-1 in conference play.
Kelli Ferguson and Winston recorded the first point of the match for the visitors, topping Elise Labus and Ana Drummond on court no. 3, 8-0, and Olivia Poole and Tiffany Williams downed Lindsay Hostetter and Jennifer Nyman, 8-1, on court no. 2 to assure Wingate the advantage heading into singles play.
Brevard rallied back to take the final singles point as Dillman and Prata built a 6-1 lead on court no. 1, before defeating Ali Evers and Becca Thomas 8-4 to send the teams into singles play.
Williams and Thomas recorded the first two singles points for Wingate, putting the Bulldogs within one match of clinching the victory, before Winston topped Nyman on court no. 4, 6-0, 6-2 for the win.
Ferguson and Evers also added singles wins for the Bulldogs before the crowd gathered to watch the final match on court no. 3 between Prata and Poole.
Prata took the first set 7-6, but Poole rallied back to even the score with a 6-1 set win sending the players into a tiebreaker. Neither player was able to gain an advantage until the final point, with Prata recording the 10-8 win to take the match.
Brevard remains at home and in South Atlantic Conference play as the Tornados welcome Catawba College for a SAC match on Monday, April 2nd. First serve between the Tornados and the Indians is set for 2 p.m.
1. Ali Evers (WIN) def. Claire Dillman (BCW) 6-3, 6-4
2. Becca Thomas (WIN) def. Lindsay Hostetter (BCW) 6-0, 6-0
3. Michelle Prata (BCW) def. Olivia Poole (WIN) 7-6, 1-6, 10-8
4. Morgan Winston (WIN) def. Jennifer Nyman (BCW) 6-0, 6-2
5. Kelli Ferguson (WIN) def. Elise Labus (BCW) 6-1, 6-1
6. Tiffany Williams (WIN) def. Ana Drummond (BCW) 6-0, 6-0
1. Claire Dillman/Michelle Prata (BCW) def. Ali Evers/Becca Thomas (WIN) 8-4
2. Olivia Poole/Tiffany Williams (WIN) def. Lindsay Hostetter/Jennifer Nyman (BCW) 8-1
3. Kelli Ferguson/Morgan Winston (WIN) def. Elise Labus/Ana Drummond (BCW) 8-0