MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - The Sewanee women's tennis team, ranked 30th in the nation, advanced to its seventh straight Southern Athletic Association Women's Tennis Tournament final with a 5-1 win over Millsaps College Saturday afternoon from the Adams Tennis Center.
INSIDE THE MATCHUP
Final Score: Sewanee (16-8) 5, Millsaps (12-6) 1
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HOW IT HAPPENED
-The Tigers earned two of three wins in doubles play, winning at the No. 1 and No. 3 flights.
-Despite losing a set in doubles, that did not fluster Sewanee, as the Tigers won three singles contests to clinch the match. Ellie Czura took down Maggie Dabadie at the No. 2, 6-0, 6-1.
-The women's team have won 20 consecutive matches in the SAA Tournament, as the program has never lost in the seven years in the postseason event.
1. Catherine Owen (SEWANEE) vs. Grace Gaskins (MILW) unfinished
2. Ellie Czura (SEWANEE) def. Maggie Dabadie (MILW) 6-0, 6-1
3. Mary Jane McCaghren (SEWANEE) def. Ella Shields (MILW) 6-3, 6-4
4. Maura McCrary (SEWANEE) vs. Marissa Brown (MILW) unfinished
5. Jordan Besh (SEWANEE) vs. Jillian Sandoz (MILW) unfinished
6. Caroline Adams (SEWANEE) def. Morgan Jenkins (MILW) 6-2, 6-1
1. Ellie Czura/Catherine Owen (SEWANEE) def. Morris Kelly Clayton/Grace Gaskins (MILW) 8-5 (4-0)
2. Ella Shields/Maggie Dabadie (MILW) def. Maura McCrary/Mary Jane McCaghren (SEWANEE) 8-6
3. Caroline Adams/Sara Thompson (SEWANEE) def. Marissa Brown/Jillian Sandoz (MILW) 8-6
Sewanee will face Centre for the tournament championship Sunday at noon. The teams will meet for the second time in the SAA Tournament era, with the last meeting coming at the 2017 Championship, where the Tigers downed the Colonels, 5-2.