ST. LOUIS, Mo. (May 13, 2016) – The No. 12 Sewanee women's tennis team advanced to the NCAA Regional final, Friday, as the Tigers rolled over Coe in second round action on the campus of Washington University.
Sewanee is now 22-5 and winners of its last 15 matches. The Tigers have not lost since March 14th against Bowdoin in Pepperdine, Calif. Additionally, Sewanee has not given up a single point over the last 11 matches. During that stretch, Sewanee has outscored its opponents 87-0.
Sewanee opened play by sweeping all three doubles matches. At No. 1 Lindsey Liles and Clementina Davila crushed Haley Resnick and Laura Birky, 8-3. At No. 2, Christina Merchant and Bea Benavides blanked Diannah Watson and Tamara Washington, 9-0, while at No. 3 Maggie Crumbliss and Annie Veron defeated Sarah Lasecki and Kaitlin Fosler, 8-5.
With their win in doubles, Liles and Davila earned their 25th victory of the season.
In singles action, Haley Tucker defeated Fosler with two perfect straight sets, 6-0, 6-0 at No. 6. Taylor Childress then won her 20th match this season by clinching the victory with a 6-0, 6-1 win over Lasecki at No. 5.
The Tigers were also up a set at No. 1, No. 2, and No. 3 when the match went final.
Sewanee will now take on the winner of host No. 10 Washington University and No. 22 Denison on Saturday.