Monday, April 2, 2012


Tornados improve to 3-2 in SAC competition with 6-3 win

Brevard, N.C. - Brevard College rode a doubles sweep and Claire Dillman clinched the match for the Tornados on Monday afternoon at the McCoy Tennis Complex as BC defeated visiting Catawba College, 6-3.

Brevard improves to 10-7, 3-2 in the South Atlantic Conference, while Catawba falls to 9-14, 1-8 in SAC competition.

Michelle Prata and Dillman took the 8-2 victory on court no. 1, topping Sloan Kessler and Maggie McKee, while Lindsay Hostetter and Jennifer Nyman clinched that Brevard would hold the lead heading into singles play with an 8-1 win over Ally Prior and Steffi Cook on court no. 2. Elise Labus and Ana Drummond completed the Brevard sweep on court no. 3, topping Candace Hall and Hannah Kovach, 8-5, to send the teams into singles action.

Nyman put Brevard within one point of taking the match, topping Hall on court no. 5, 6-0, 6-0, before Dillman clinched the match on court no. 3 as the junior topped McKee in straight sets, 6-1, 6-1.

Olivia Myers and Cook gave Catawba their first two points of the match, winning in straight sets on courts no. 6 and 4. Kessler added the final Indians’ point on court no. 1, topping Hostetter in the third set tiebreaker to win 7-6, 6-7, 10-7.

Prata took the final Brevard point in the match, ending the 6-3 Brevard win with a 7-6 (15-13), 6-2 victory over Prior on court no. 2.

Singles competition
1. Sloan Kessler (CATAWBA) def. Lindsay Hostetter (BCW) 7-6, 6-7, 10-7
2. Michelle Prata (BCW) def. Ally Prior (CATAWBA) 7-6 (15-13), 6-2
3. Claire Dillman (BCW) def. Maggie McKee (CATAWBA) 6-1, 6-1
4. Steffi Cook (CATAWBA) def. Elise Labus (BCW) 6-4, 6-1
5. Jennifer Nyman (BCW) def. Candace Hall (CATAWBA) 6-0, 6-0
6. Olivia Myers (CATAWBA) def. Ana Drummond (BCW) 6-2, 6-2

Doubles competition
1. Michelle Prata/Claire Dillman (BCW) def. Sloan Kessler/Maggie McKee (CATAWBA) 8-2
2. Lindsay Hostetter/Jennifer Nyman (BCW) def. Ally Prior/Steffi Cook (CATAWBA) 8-1
3. Elise Labus/Ana Drummond (BCW) def. Candace Hall/Hannah Kovach (CATAWBA) 8-5