Saturday, March 1, 2014


ANDERSON, S.C. –With a sweep of the doubles round, Anderson University women’s tennis continued its winning ways in singles, capturing an 8-1 victory over Mars Hill in South Atlantic Conference action on Saturday at Max Grubbs Memorial Courts.

The win moves the Trojans to an even 2-2 mark in SAC play this season, while the Lions fall to 3-4 for the year and 1-2 in the conference.

Anderson saw little trouble in the doubles round, as senior Avery Owens and junior Karen Ching earned their third doubles win of the season with an 8-1 win at the No. 1 position. At No. 2, junior Lindsay Gregory and freshman Rebecca Bruning claimed an 8-2 win, while the sophomore team of Nikkola Wichenko and Alexandra Ebner cruised to an 8-2 triumph at the No. 3 spot.

In the singles round, the Trojans captured five of the six positions, as Owens (No. 2) won her third straight singles match with a 6-1, 6-1 win over MHU’s Anna Rickenbaker. At the No. 3 position, Bruning improved to 4-1 for the year with a 6-4, 6-0 victory over Lucy McLauren.

Ebner won her fourth singles match of the season with a three-set triumph over Jade Henke at No. 4, while Gregory tallied a 6-2, 6-1 win over Natalie Hilbig at the No. 5 slot.

Wichenko rounded out AU’s singles win for the afternoon with a 6-2, 6-1 victory over Dafna Porat, increasing her winning streak to three matches.

The Trojans continue SAC play on Tuesday when they host Lincoln Memorial. That match is set for 2 p.m. at the Max Grubbs Memorial Courts.