No. 28 Women’s Tennis Earns SAA Regular Season Title for Seventh Time in a Row

No. 28 Women’s Tennis Earns SAA Regular Season Title for Seventh Time in a Row

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - The 28th-ranked Sewanee women's tennis team swept Birmingham-Southern in league play, 9-0. With the win, the Tigers secured their seventh straight Southern Athletic Association Regular Season Championship.

INSIDE THE MATCHUP
Final Score: Sewanee (14-8, 6-0) 9, Birmingham-Southern (9-7, 3-3) 0
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HOW IT HAPPENED
-The visitors swept doubles play from the 15th-ranked team in the Atlantic South region. Catherine Owen/Ellie Czura, ranked fourth in the region in doubles, survived a rally from Alyssa Yager/Isabella Wisener, 8-7.

-The Tigers took each of the six singles points in the victory. Czura, Mary Jane McCaghren and Jordan Besh recorded a 6-0 shutout in a set during the contest.

-Sewanee has secured its seventh straight SAA Regular Season Championship. With an undefeated 6-0 in league play in 2019, the team has won 44 straight regular season conference games. Adding 18 in the SAA Tournament, the team has won 62 straight contests against SAA institutions in the regular season, as well as the postseason.

SINGLES RESULTS
1. Catherine Owen (SEWANEE) def. Isabella Wisener (BSC-W) 6-3, 6-2
2. Ellie Czura (SEWANEE) def. Alyssa Yager (BSC-W) 6-1, 6-0
3. Mary Jane McCaghren (SEWANEE) def. Ansley Turley (BSC-W) 6-2, 6-0
4. Maura McCrary (SEWANEE) def. Emily Enoch (BSC-W) 6-3, 6-4
5. Jordan Besh (SEWANEE) def. Ashton Henderson (BSC-W) 6-0, 6-4
6. Caroline Adams (SEWANEE) def. Lexie Dillard (BSC-W) 6-2, 6-2

DOUBLES RESULTS
1. Catherine Owen/Ellie Czura (SEWANEE) def. Alyssa Yager/Isabella Wisener (BSC-W) 8-7
2. Mary Jane McCaghren/Maura McCrary (SEWANEE) def. Emily Enoch/Ansley Turley (BSC-W) 8-5
3. Caroline Adams/Taylor Sprouse (SEWANEE) def. Ashton Henderson/Lexie Dillard (BSC-W) 8-4

UP NEXT
With the regular season in the books, Sewanee will open the SAA Tournament as the No. 1 seed in Murfreesboro on April 26.

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