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ANDERSON, S.C. – No. 49-ranked Wingate remained unbeaten in the South Atlantic Conference with a 7-2 win past Anderson in women’s tennis action Wednesday afternoon at the Max Grubbs Memorial Courts.  

Anderson (9-4, 7-2 SAC) wrapped up its league slate and had its two-match win streak halted, while Wingate (13-5, 8 SAC) claimed its sixth consecutive win.

Four Wingate student-athletes won two matches each, led by junior Morgan Winston. In singles, Winston defeated AU senior Camie Beaulieu-Brunet, 6-1, 6-3 at the number three position. Earlier in the day, Winston paired with senior Kelli Ferguson to take an 8-6 number two doubles victory over Anderson sophomore Lindsay Gregory and freshman Hannah Ecleberry.

Ferguson defeated Gregory 6-0, 7-5 at the number five singles flight. Both senior Helen Goreski and sophomore Tiffany Williams earned two triumphs each. They teamed to defeat Beaulieu-Brunet and freshman Alexandra Ebner 8-4 at the number three doubles slot.

Williams defeated Ecleberry 6-2, 3-6, (10-8) at the number four singles position. Goreski rallied to top AU junior Lauren Trumbull, 3-6, 6-4, (10-9) at the number six singles flight.

Bulldog sophomore Becca Thomas collected Wingate’s other point with a default victory over Anderson sophomore Karen Ching at the number two singles flight.

Ching and Avery Owens improved to 8-1 overall by defeating Thomas and Ali Evers, 8-6, at the No. 1 doubles flight, with Owens moving to 9-0 in SAC singles action with a 6-4, 7-5 win past Evers at No. 1 singles.

Anderson will wrap up its home schedule on Friday, April 8, by playing host to Erskine. First-serve is slated for 3:30 p.m. at the Max Grubbs Courts.

Tennis Match Results
Wingate vs Anderson
Mar 27, 2013 at Anderson, S.C.
(Max Grubbs Memorial Courts)
#49 Wingate 7, Anderson 2
Singles competition
1. Avery Owens (AU-W) def. Ali Evers (WU) 6-4, 7-5
2. Becca Thomas (WU) def. Karen Ching (AU-W) 6-1, retired
3. Morgan Winston (WU) def. Camie Beaulieu-Brunet (AU-W) 6-1, 6-4
4. Tiffany Williams (WU) def. Hannah Ecleberry (AU-W) 6-2, 5-7, 1-0 (10-8)
5. Kelli Ferguson (WU) def. Lindsay Gregory (AU-W) 6-3, 7-5
6. Helen Goreski (WU) def. Lauren Trumbull (AU-W) 3-6, 6-4, 1-0 (11-9)
Doubles competition
1. Karen Ching/Avery Owens (AU-W) def. Becca Thomas/Ali Evers (WU) 8-6
2. Morgan Winston/Kelli Ferguson (WU) def. Hannah Ecleberry/Lindsay Gregory (AU-W) 8-6
3. Helen Goreski/Tiffany Williams (WU) def. Alexandra Ebner/Camie Beaulieu-Brunet (AU-W) 8-4
Match Notes:
Wingate 13-5 (8-0 SAC); National ranking #49
Anderson 9-4 (7-2 SAC)
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