Tornados heading back to Rock Hill for 2012 Food Lion SAC Tennis Championships

Women's tennis earns fourth consecutive berth into postseason play

Rock Hill, S.C. - For the fourth consecutive season the Brevard College women’s tennis team will be descending on Rock Hill, S.C. as the Tornados come to town for the 2012 Food Lion South Atlantic Conference Women’s Tennis Championship, held at the Rock Hill Tennis Center.

Brevard, who finished the season with a 12-9 record, 5-4 in South Atlantic Conference play went down to the wire this season, needing a victory in the season finale against Newberry, but the Tornados delivered with a 6-3 win over the Wolves in earning the four-seed in the conference tournament.

Wingate’s women’s team secured the No. 1 seeds in next week’s Food Lion SAC Tennis Championship, which is set to start on Thursday at the Rock Hill Tennis Center Rock Hill, S.C.

Wingate’s women, meanwhile, finished tied with Anderson at 8-1 to share the regular-season SAC title. The Bulldogs, however, earn the SAC Championship’s No. 1 seed based on their head-to-head win over Anderson earlier this season.

The regular-season co-championships are the third in Wingate women’s history and the first since joining the SAC for Anderson.

Tusculum is the No. 3 seed behind Wingate and Anderson. The Pioneers went 7-2 in league play this season.

By each finishing 5-4 in the SAC, Brevard, Lincoln Memorial and Mars Hill finished tied for fourth in the final conference standings, requiring the use of a three-team tiebreaker to determine seeding.

Brevard earns the No. 4 seed by virtue of its 10-8 dual match record against the other two teams, while Mars Hill becomes the No. 5 seed due to its head-to-head victory over LMU on March 31.

The top-two seeds in each bracket receive a bye in Thursday’s SAC Tennis Championship quarterfinal round. Thursday’s action will begin with the women’s matches at 9 a.m., followed by the men’s matches at 1 p.m.

Complete information on the event, including full brackets, can be found at SAC Championship Central.

2012 Food Lion SAC Tennis Championship – Quarterfinal Schedule
Thurs., April 19 | Rock Hill Tennis Center | Rock Hill, S.C.
No. 1 Wingate, bye
No. 2 Anderson, bye
No. 3 Tusculum vs. No. 6 Lincoln Memorial, 9 a.m.
No. 4 Brevard vs. No. 5 Mars Hill, 9 a.m.

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