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Women's Tennis Advances to SCAC Championship Match

Women's Tennis Advances to SCAC Championship Match

SHERMAN, Texas – The second-seeded Southwestern University women advanced to the conference title match for the fourth consecutive year with Saturday's 5-0 defeat of third-seeded Austin College

Southwestern opened the match with a pair of hard-fought doubles victories, getting 8-6 victories from Cecile Wilde and Esther Bowers in the No. 1 spot and Mary Cardone and Mariana Quetzeri in the No. 2. Nina Elez and Sara Le had an easier time with an 8-1 victory in the third position.

"Getting the doubles sweep was huge, especially after Esther and Cece served for it 7-5 and were broken," Head Coach Billy Porter said. "For them to break right back and get the win played a huge factor in this match."

Cardone carried the momentum into singles, defeating Melody Duong 6-1, 6-0 in the No. 1 singles position. Bowers clinched the match for Southwestern at No. 2 with a 6-0, 6-4 victory against Austin College's Diana Carvajalino. 

"Mary was lights out today in singles, taking out a very good player," Porter said. "She got us one step closer to the finish line, which was so big, especially playing right next to Esther.

"Esther has been our clincher all season long and knew we could count on her once again to get us that crucial fifth point.

The Pirates will take on Trinity University in tomorrow's championship match and will be seeking to snap the Tigers' seven-year stranglehold on the SCAC crown. That match will be played at 8 a.m. at the Russell Tennis Center on the campus of Austin College.



April 19, 2019 at Sherman, Texas (Russell Tennis Center)

Singles competition

1. Mary Cardone (SU) def. Melody Duong (AC) 6-1, 6-0

2. Esther Bowers (SU) def. Diana Carvajalino (AC) 6-0, 6-4

3. Anna Sergiovanni (AC) vs. Mariana Quetzeri (SU) 2-6, 4-2, unfinished

4. Chandler Morris (AC) vs. Nina Elez (SU) 2-6, 2-4, unfinished

5. Cecile Wilde (SU) vs. Kirsten Weber (AC) no result

6. Meeshti Shethia (SU) vs. Georgia Moore (AC) no result


Doubles competition

1. Cecile Wilde/Esther Bowers (SU) def. Diana Carvajalino/Melody Duong (AC) 8-6

2. Mary Cardone/Mariana Quetzeri (SU) def. Anna Sergiovanni/Kirsten Weber (AC) 8-6

3. Nina Elez/Sara Le (SU) def. Georgia Moore/Katie Seibert (AC) 8-1


Match Notes

Southwestern (Tex.) 18-2

Austin College 9-5


It will be a Southwestern-Trinity women's title match for the fourth consecutive year. Meanwhile, the 'Roos will play Schreiner University in tomorrow's third place match. That match is also scheduled for 8 a.m. but will be played in nearby Denison at the Smith Tennis Center.