Trojans Knock Off Converse, 9-0March 8, 2014
ANDERSON, S.C. – Earning its second 9-0 shutout of the 2014 season, Anderson University women’s tennis blanked Conference Carolinas opponent Converse Saturday afternoon at Max Grubbs Memorial Courts.
The win gives the Trojans their second straight victory on the season after defeating South Atlantic Conference foe Mars Hill 8-1 last weekend. AU moves to 3-4 for the season, while the Valkyries stumble to 2-7.
The Trojans began quickly, sweeping the doubles round as senior Avery Owens and junior Karen Ching nabbed a 9-7 win at No. 1 position, while freshman Rebecca Bruning and junior Lindsay Gregory added a convincing 8-2 victory at No. 2. At the No. 3 spot, the sophomore duo of Alexandra Ebner and Nikkola Wichenko earned an 8-1 win.
With a 3-0 team lead heading into the singles round, Anderson kept the momentum as it recorded six straight-set wins. At No. 1, Ching added a 6-3, 6-4 win, while Owens grabbed a 6-1, 6-0 victory at the No. 2 spot. Bruning continued her singles success with a 6-0, 6-1 victory, while Ebner defeated Converse’s Samantha Sheffield 6-1, 6-0. Rounding out the singles round, Gregory blanked Klaire Rouse 6-0, 6-0 at No. 5, and Wichenko crusied to a 6-2, 6-0 win.
Anderson returns to action on Tuesday, March 18 when it travels to GRU Augusta. First serve is set for 2 p.m.