Brevard, N.C. - Lindsay Hostetter and Jennifer Nyman won their final doubles match at the McCoy Tennis Complex, topping Anna Rickenbaker and Jacqueline Rouquet on court no. 2, and Nyman won her singles match on court no. 5 as the Tornados topped the visiting Mars Hill Lions on Saturday afternoon, 6-3.
Michelle Prata clinched the match for the Tornados (11-7, 4-2 SAC) as Brevard moved one step closer to clinching their fourth consecutive berth into the South Atlantic Conference tournament. Mars Hill suffered their third conference loss in falling to 8-8, 4-3 in conference plan on the season.
Brevard earned their first point of the match on court no. 3 due to a Mars Hill forfeiture, while Hostetter and Nyman gave the Tornados the lead heading into singles play with an 8-3 win over the Mars Hill duo. Claire Dillman and Prata fell for the first time in conference play in doubles as Tatiana Dualiby and Erika Pinate topped the Tornados twosome, 8-5, for the first Lions point in the match.
Backed by a forfeit on court no. 6, Brevard entered the final five matches needing just two wins to clinch the victory.
Nyman provided the first point with a 6-0, 6-0 win over Jordan Dockery on court no. 5, while Prata defeated Rickenbaker on court no. 3 in straight sets, 6-4, 6-1. Labus closed out the match with the final BC point, topping Rouquet on court no. 4, 6-2, 4-6, 11-9 for the win.
Pinate and Dualiby remained undefeated on the afternoon for Mars Hill, topping Hostetter and Dillman on courts 1 and 2 to record the final two points for the Lions.
Brevard returns to the road, traveling to Harrogate, Tenn. to take on Lincoln Memorial University on Monday, April 9th, as the Tornados take on the Railsplitters. First serve in doubles play between the two SAC opponents is set for 2 p.m.
1. Erika Pinate (MHCW) def. Lindsay Hostetter (BCW) 6-2, 6-0
2. Tatiana Dualiby (MHCW) def. Claire Dillman (BCW) 6-3, 6-2
3. Michelle Prata (BCW) def. Anna Rickenbaker (MHCW) 6-4, 6-1
4. Elise Labus (BCW) def. Jazqueline Rouquet (MHCW) 6-2, 4-6, 11-9
5. Jennifer Nyman (BCW) def. Jordan Dockery (MHCW) 6-0, 6-0
6. Ana Drummond (BCW) def. No player (MHCW), by forfeit
1. Tatiana Dualiby/Erika Pinate (MHCW) def. Claire Dillman/Michelle Prata (BCW) 8-5
2. Lindsay Hostetter/Jennifer Nyman (BCW) def. Anna Rickenbaker/Jazqueline Rouquet (MHCW) 8-3
3. Elise Labus/Ana Drummond (BCW) def. No player/No player (MHCW), by forfeit