Claire Dillman was a perfect 9-0 in SAC action in 2011
Claire Dillman was a perfect 9-0 in SAC action in 2011

Women's tennis to take on Tusculum in tourney opener

The Brevard women's tennis team will be taking on the sixth seed Tusculum College in the first round of the 2011 Food Lion South Atlantic Conference Women's Tennis Tournament

Rock Hill, S.C. – The Brevard College women's tennis team received the third seed in the 2011 Food Lion South Atlantic Conference Women's Tennis Tournament, as announced by conference office. The Tornados will face-off with Tusculum on Wednesday morning at 1 p.m.

All matches will be held at the Rock Hill Tennis Center in Rock Hill, S.C.

Wingate wrapped up a perfect conference slate with a 6-3 victory over Brevard on Friday. The Bulldogs won their second conference title in school history and first since 2003. Wingate is 19-1 overall, riding a 17-match winning streak, and ranked No. 32 team in the Campbell/ITA NCAA Division II national rankings.

Mars Hill College and Brevard College tied for second with 7-2 conference records. Mars Hill, 10-5 overall, earned the second seed by virtue of its 7-2 victory over Brevard on April 6.

Both Wingate and Mars Hill will have byes to Thursday's semifinals.

Brevard, 14-7 overall, is the third seed and will face No. 6 Tusculum College in quarterfinal action on Wednesday at 1 p.m. The Pioneers, who advanced to the women's tournament championship last year, enter this year's tournament with a 4-5 conference record and 11-8 overall.

The other quarterfinal match will have fourth seed Lincoln Memorial University taking on fifth seed Anderson University at 1 p.m. on Wednesday. LMU and Anderson tied for fourth in the regular season standings with 6-3 conference records. The Railsplitters, the tournament's defending champion, earned the fourth seed by virtue of their 5-4 victory over the Trojans on March 7.

The winner of the LMU / Anderson match will face No. 1 Wingate in one semifinal match on Thursday at 1 p.m. The winner of the Brevard / Tusculum match will face No. 2 Mars Hill in the other semifinal match.

Following the women's semifinals on Thursday, coaches and student-athletes from South Atlantic Conference men's and women's tennis teams will conduct a youth tennis clinic at the Rock Hill Tennis Center from 5-6 p.m.

The semifinal winners will meet for the tournament championship on Friday at noon.

For more information on the Rock Hill Tennis Center, click here. Follow the links for more information on visiting Rock Hill and York County.

The tournament winner will receive an automatic bid into the NCAA Division II Women’s Tennis Tournament.

Food Lion is the title sponsor for all South Atlantic Conference championships.

Printable Bracket

2011 Food Lion SAC Women’s Tennis Tournament

Wednesday, April 20, 2011
At Rock Hill Tennis Center, Rock Hill, S.C.
No. 3 Brevard vs. No. 6 Tusculum, 1 p.m.
No. 4 Lincoln Memorial vs. No. 5 Anderson, 1 p.m.

Thursday, April 21, 2011
At Rock Hill Tennis Center, Rock Hill, SC
No. 1 Wingate vs. Lincoln Memorial / Anderson winner, 1 p.m.
No. 2 Mars Hill vs. Brevard / Tusculum winner, 1 p.m.

Friday, April 22, 2011
At Rock Hill Tennis Center, Rock Hill, SC
Semifinal winners, Noon

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