Women's Tennis Moves into Conference Title Match with Win Past Tusculum

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ROCK HILL, S.C. – A strong showing in doubles action lifted the second-seeded Anderson University women’s tennis team past No. 3 seed Tusculum, 5-1, in the semifinals of the 2012 Food Lion South Atlantic Conference Championship Friday morning at the Rock Hill Tennis Center.   

The Trojans took an early 3-0 lead by sweeping the doubles points, with the freshman tandem of Clair Larkin and Lindsay Gregory edging Tusculum’s Courtney Conley and Taylor Patterson, 8-6 at second doubles to start the action. Anderson’s Avery Owens and Bianca Chequin followed with an 8-4 win over the Pioneers’ Megan Buckmaster and Kate Hutchinson at third doubles, while senior Shelby Anderson and Camie Beaulieu-Brunet teamed up to complete the sweep by defeating Holly Verner and Katelyn Doss, 8-5 at the No. 1 slot.    

Owens kept the momentum going for the Trojans, earning her second win of the day with a straight set, 6-1, 6-1 win past Conley at No. 3 singles, while Verner earned Tusculum’s first win of the day by defeating Beaulieu-Brunet, 6-2, 6-1 at No. 1 singles, but Larkin posted her second victory of the morning with a hard-fought 6-2, 6-4 win past Doss at No. 2 singles.

Anderson improved to 12-8 on the season, while Tusculum fell to 17-4.

The Trojans move on to face top-seeded Wingate in the championship match Saturday, with first-serve slated for 9 a.m.  

Tennis Match Results
Tusculum vs Anderson
Apr 20, 2012 at Rock Hill, S.C.
(Rock Hill Tennis Center)
Anderson 5, Tusculum 1
Singles competition
1. Holly Verner (TCW) def. Camie Beaulieu-Brunet (AU-W) 6-2, 6-1
2. Clair Larkin (AU-W) def. Katelyn Doss (TCW) 6-2, 6-4
3. Avery Owens (AU-W) def. Courtney Conley (TCW) 6-1, 6-1
4. Shelby Anderson (AU-W) vs. Taylor Patterson (TCW) 3-6, 3-2, unfinished
5. Lauren Trumbull (AU-W) vs. Kate Hutchinson (TCW) 0-6, 4-3, unfinished
6. Lindsay Gregory (AU-W) vs. Megan Buckmaster (TCW) 0-1, unfinished
Doubles competition
1. Shelby Anderson/Camie Beaulieu-Brunet (AU-W) def. Holly Verner/Katelyn Doss (TCW) 8-5
2. Clair Larkin/Lindsay Gregory (AU-W) def. Courtney Conley/Taylor Patterson (TCW) 8-6
3. Avery Owens/Bianca Chequin (AU-W) def. Megan Buckmaster/Kate Hutchinson (TCW) 8-4
Match Notes:
Tusculum 17-3
Anderson 11-8
Order of finish: Doubles (2,3,1); Singles (3,1,2)

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