Trinity, Southwestern advance to SCAC Women's Tennis Championship

Trinity, Southwestern advance to SCAC Women's Tennis Championship

KERRVILLE, Texas - Top seeded Trinity and Southwestern win on Saturday to secure spots in the 2016 Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Women's Tennis Championship match.  Championship WebsitePhoto Gallery

In the first match, the Austin College women defeated Centenary College 5-0. The 'Roos jumped out to a 3-0 lead after doubles, and clinched the victory with a win by Anamaria Kheveli at No. 5 singles.

Austin College 5, Centenary College 0
Doubles competition

1. Ortiz/Weber (AC) def. Perilloux/Dekermabon (CENT) 8-2
2. White/Lide (AC) def. Missy/Range (CENT) 8-0
3. AC wins by default

Singles competition
1. Weber (AC) vs. Perilloux (CENT) - Did not finish
2. White (AC) vs. Dekermabon (CENT) - Did not finish
3. Ortiz (AC) vs. Range (CENT) - Did not finish
4. Lide (AC) vs. Missy (CENT) - Did not finish
5. Kheveli (AC) def. Lind (CENT) 6-0, 6-0
6. AC wins by default

In the second match, Trinity posted a 5-0 win over Schreiner to earn a trip to the championship. The Tigers swept doubles to take a 3-0 lead, then got a quick win at the No. 4 spot to put them within one point of the match. Liza Southwick clinched the victory with a 6-3, 6-1 win in the No. 3 spot. To watch a post-match interview with Trinity head coach Gretchen Rush and Andrea De Leon, click here.

Trinity University 5, Schreiner University 0

Doubles competition
1. Southwick/Lutz (TU) def. Anguiano/Miller (SCH) 8-1
2. Duncan/Kutach (TU) def. Swink/Smith (SCH) 8-1
3. Porter/De Leon (TU) def. Buczkowski/Watts (SCH) 8-3

Singles competition
1. Lutz (TU) vs. Wheeler (SCH) 6-2, 4-1 (unfinished)
2. Kutach (TU) vs. Swink (SCH) 7-5, 0-1  (unfinished)
3. Southwick (TU) def. Anguiano (SCH) 6-3, 6-1
4. De Leon (TU) def. Buczkowski (SCH) 6-0, 6-0
5. Duncan (TU) vs. Smith (SCH) 3-0 (unfinished)
6. Porter (TU) vs. Sterling (SCH) Did not play

In the final match of the day, Colorado College and Southwestern University battled it out. The Pirate took a 2-1 lead after doubles, earning wins at the No. 2 and 3 spots, but CC quickly tied it up after the Pirates' No. 1 player retired due to injury. CC took a 3-2 lead with a win in the third spot by Natalia Dellavalle. Shortly after, SU followed that up with wins at No. 2 by Anna Schneeman and No. 4 by Jessey Martinez. Nicole Wilson clinched the trip to the championship for Southwestern with a win at No. 5. To watch a post-match interview with head coach Billy Porter and Jessey Martinez, click here.

Southwestern University 5, Colorado College 3

Doubles competition
1. Cerf/McGinnis (COLO) def. Schneeman/Moeller (SU) 8-2
2. Drews-Jones (SU) def. Zlevos/Hall (COLO) 8-6
3. Kahl/Wilson (SU) def. Delevalle/Cahill-Sanidas (COLO) 8-4

Singles competition
1. Cerf (COLO) def. Drews-Jones (SU) - Retired by injury
2. Schneeman (SU) def. McGinnis (COLO) 6-2, 7-6 (11), 6-2
3. Dellavalle (COLO) def. Swets (SU) 7-5, 6-3
4. Martinez (SU) def. Doerre (COLO) 6-0, 6-4
5. Wilson (SU) def. Zlevos (COLO) 2-6, 6-4, 6-0
6. Moeller (SU) vs. Cahill-Sanidas (COLO) - Unfinished



Austin College and Texas Lutheran closed out the evening in a battle for 5th place. The Bulldogs held a 2-1 lead after doubles, then added on wins at Nos. 1, 2 and 6 singles to win. Sofia Vega took the top line 6-2, 6-3, Allis McLain took the second line 6-0, 6-4 and Megan Ingram earned the final win at No. 6, 6-2, 6-1.

Texas Lutheran 5, Austin College 1

Doubles competition
1. Vega/McLain (TLU) def. Weber/Ortiz (AC) 8-5
2. Dyer/Taylor (TLU) def. White/Lide (AC) 8-6
3. Green/Kheveli (AC) def. Elliot/Baxley (TLU) 8-5

Singles competition
1. Vega (TLU) def. Weber (AC) 6-2, 6-3
2. McLain (TLU) def. White (AC) 6-0, 6-4
3. Dyer (TLU) vs. Ortiz (AC) 3-6, 6-2 - unfinished
4. Elliott (TLU) vs. Lide (AC) 4-6 - unfinished
5. Baxley (TLU) vs. Kheveli (AC) 4-6, 6-1 - unfinished
6. Ingram (TLU) def. Barber (AC) 6-2, 6-1