Harrogate, Tenn. - Jennifer Nyman went undefeated on the afternoon winning in singles and teaming up with Lindsay Hostetter to record a victory on court no. 2 in doubles, but Aura Penalosa clinched the match on court no. 6 for Lincoln Memorial as the Railsplitters recorded the 5-4 victory over the visiting Tornados on Monday afternoon.
Brevard falls to 11-8, 4-3 in South Atlantic Conference play, while Lincoln Memorial improves to 11-5, 5-4 in the SAC with the victory at the LMU Tennis Courts.
Sofia Lopez Mimendi and Leah Donoff opened the match with an 8-3 victory over Claire Dillman and Michelle Prata on court no. 1, giving the Railsplitters their first point with an 8-3 win. Nyman and Hostetter evened the match on court no. 2, topping Alexandra Granger and Shena Joseph, 8-6, but Penalosa and Logan Hubbs closed out doubles play with an 8-4 victory over BC’s Elise Labus and Ana Drummond to give the hosts the 2-1 edge heading into singles competition.
Donoff extended the LMU lead in singles, topping Hostetter on court no. 1, 6-3, 6-2, and Granger put the Railsplitters within one match of clinching with a 6-1, 6-4 victory over Labus on court no. 4.
Brevard rallied back as Dillman topped Mimendi on court no. 2, 6-2, 6-1 and Nyman defeated Joseph in a third set tiebreaker, 4-6, 6-3, 10-6 on court no. 5.
Penalosa clinched the match on court no. 6, topping Drummond in straight sets, before Prata closed out the match with a 6-7 (4-7), 6-4, 6-3 victory over Hubbs on court no. 3 to set the final score at 5-4.
Brevard remains on the road as the Tornados travel to Greeneville, Tenn. to take on Tusculum College on Tuesday, April 10th. First serve in doubles play between the Tornados and the Pioneers is set for 1:30 p.m.
1. Leah Donoff (LMU) def. Lindsay Hostetter (BCW) 6-3, 6-2
2. Claire Dillman (BCW) def. Sofia Lopez Mimendi (LMU) 6-2, 6-1
3. Michelle Prata (BCW) def. Logan Hubbs (LMU) 6-7 (4-7), 6-4, 6-3
4. Alexandra Granger (LMU) def. Elise Labus (BCW) 6-1, 6-4
5. Jennifer Nyman (BCW) def. Shena Joseph (LMU) 4-6, 6-3, 10-6
6. Aura Penalosa (LMU) def. Ana Drummond (BCW) 6-0, 6-0
1. Sofia Lopez Mimendi/Leah Donoff (LMU) def. Claire Dillman/Michelle Prata (BCW) 8-3
2. Jennifer Nyman/Lindsay Hostetter (BCW) def. Alexandra Granger/Shena Joseph (LMU) 8-6
3. Aura Penalosa/Logan Hubbs (LMU) def. Elise Labus/Ana Drummond (BCW) 8-4