Bruning Goes 2-0, Trojans Stumble at Lander, 5-4February 17, 2014
GREENWOOD, S.C. – Despite earning three singles victories, Anderson University women’s tennis fell just short as the Trojans dropped to Lander 5-4 in nonconference action Monday afternoon at the Joe Cabri Tennis Center.
Leading the way for AU was freshman newcomer Rebecca Bruning as she claimed a 6-0, 6-2 victory over Lander’s Renata Mello at No. 3 singles. Prior to the singles win, the freshman was paired up with Lindsay Gregory at the No. 2 doubles spot, as the duo defeated Marion Courbis and Ivanka Mocic, 8-2, for Anderson’s lone doubles win.
In the singles round, after Bruning’s second singles triumph of the season, junior Karen Ching posted a 6-3, 6-2 victory over Carolina Lainez at the No. 1 position. Sophomore Alexandra Ebner matched Ching’s performance with a 6-3, 7-6 triumph over Tiffany Vanhpraseuth at No. 4. With the victories, both Ching and Ebner claim their first singles wins of the 2014 season.
Despite the singles wins, the Trojans were unable to find their clinching victory for their first win of the season, as Gregory (No. 5), senior Avery Owens (No. 2) and sophomore Nikkola Wichenko (No. 6) all suffered straight set setbacks.
Anderson looks to get into the win column on Wednesday when it hosts USC Aiken. First serve is set for 2 p.m.