No. 4 Lady Pirates Advance To NCAA Quarterfinals
(May 11, 2010) The three-time defending NCAA Division II national champion Armstrong Atlantic State University women's tennis squad moved one step closer to a possible fourth title in a row with a 5-0 win over Indiana (Pa.) in the Round of 16 on Wednesday at Sanlando Park.
The No. 4-ranked Lady Pirates (27-2) advance to face No. 5 Hawaii Pacific - 5-1 winners over previously undefeated Grand Valley State - in the quarterfinals at 1 p.m. on Thursday. Indiana (Pa.) finishes its season with a first-ever trip to the NCAA Round of 16 and a 21-7 record.
In the first-ever meeting between the two teams, the Lady Pirates jumped out to a quick 3-0 lead after doubles. The fifth-ranked duo of Alida Muller-Wehlau defeated Katie Eaton and Tabtip Louhabanjong, 8-1, at No. 1 doubles, while Kathleen Henry and Tina Ronel blanked Ranvita Mahto and Kelly McBryan, 8-0, at No. 2 doubles. Aleksandra Filipovski and Jessica Gardefjord finished the doubles sweep with an 8-2 win over Emilia Osborne and Alex Ballard.
The Lady Pirates clinched the match with 6-0, 6-0 wins at No. 5 singles from No. 49-ranked Henry over McBryan and by No. 47-ranked Joanna Szymczyk over Ballard at No. 6 singles. Visit the Pirates Tennis Blog for the latest updates and stats.
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