Monday, March 30, 2009


Winning streak reaches nine matches

Brevard, N.C. – The Brevard College women’s tennis team demolished visiting South Atlantic Conference rival Newberry College Monday afternoon, 9-0. Winners of nine matches in a row, the Tornados now stand 13-3 (4-2 SAC). Newberry falls to 0-7 (0-3 SAC).

The Tornados not only won all three doubles points, they did so without dropping a single game. Kim Dixon and Lindsay Shaeffer took down Autise Mortimer and Rebekah Crouch, Kayley Duval and Jennifer Nyman blasted Lindsay Kyzer and Allison Kyzer, and Merek Slagle and Sara Douglas beat Kelly Cheesborough and Denise Williams, all by scores of 8-0.

The feature match of the singles portion was also by far the closest. In the top flight, Shaeffer won a tough battle over Mortimer, 7-5, 6-3. The other five matches were blowouts, with the scarlet and gray taking just two games combined. Duval beat Crouch in the second flight, 6-0, 6-1, Dixon was perfect against Cheesborough in the third, 6-0, 6-0, Nyman beat Allison Kyzer in the fourth spot, 6-0, 6-1, Douglas waltzed past Lindsay Kyzer at No. 5, 6-0, 6-0, and Slagle breezed over Williams at No. 6, 6-0, 6-0.

Brevard's Emily Barrick played an exhibition match as well, winning, 6-3, 6-2.

The Tornados go for ten in a row Friday when they host Lenoir-Rhyne at 3 p.m. Newberry faces Georgia College & State Tuesday at 2:30 p.m.