Tuesday, March 10, 2009


Brevard remains perfect on spring break trip

Hilton Head, S.C. - The Brevard College women's tennis team won two more matches on their spring break trip o the beach, beating Tiffin, 9-0 late Monday night and doubling up Baldwin-Wallace on Tuesday, 6-3.

The Tornados (7-3) had little trouble with Tiffin's Dragons under the Monday night lights. Brevard took all three doubles matches in convincing fashion. Lindsay Shaeffer and Kim Dixon doubled Taylor Cooper and Jessica Stefanov, 8-4 in the top flight, Lindsay Hostetter and Kayley Duval lost just one game to Teauana Long and Beth Clark, 8-1, in the second flight, and Sara Douglas teamed with Merek Slagle to sweep the No. 3 match, 8-0, over Erika Bailey and Jessica Pivato.

All six singles matches were won in straight sets. Shaeffer beat Long in the top flight, 6-2, 6-4, and Hostetter dominated the No. 2 match, 6-1, 6-1 over Cooper. Duval won the third round, 6-3, 6-2 over Stefanov, and the fourth flight was Dixon's, 6-0, 6-4. Jennifer Nyman won at No. 5 over Bailey, 6-4, 6-3, and Douglas posted a double-donut at No. 6, 6-0, 6-0 over Pivato.

Tuesday's match over Baldwin-Wallace (0-4) was a much tighter affair that was won with two comebacks in the doubles round. Down 7-2 in the top flight, Shaeffer and Dixon stormed back to win the top flight over Caitlyn Pecinovsky and Katy Marshall, 9-7. In the second match, Hostetter and Duval rallied from a 6-3 hole to beat Alyssa Trampert and Jenny Greene, 9-7. Slagle and Douglas did lose the No. 3 match, 8-1, to Emily Pelosi and Andrea Essig.

In singles, Shaeffer beat Pecinovsky, 6-3, 6-2, and Hostetter swept Greene, 6-0, 6-0. The clinching blow for Brevard was scored by Duval, who took down Essig, 6-3, 6-4/

Baldwin-Wallace won the No. 4 and No 5 points, as Pelosi beat Dixon in the closest singles match of the day, 7-6 (9-7), 7-5, and Trampert beat Nyman, 6-4, 6-4. The final match went to the Tornados, however, with Douglas taking a three-setter over Marshall6-2, 2-6, 10-6.

Brevard faces a stern test tomorrow, against No. 36 Charleston (W. Va.).