Tennis (W)

Women's Tennis knocks off top-seed, advances to final

NEWBERRY, S.C.- The fourth-seeded Catawba Indians upset top-seed Tusculum 5-3 in the semifinal round of the 2002 Food Lion South Atlantic Conference women’s tennis tournament on Friday afternoon. It was the second win for Catawba over the SAC co-champs in a little over a week and improved the Lady Indians to 17-6. Catawba advances to the finals of the tournament on Saturday at noon against second-seeded and co-champ Presbyterian at Cannon Courts. Catawba won two of three doubles matches, including the #1 position as Gina Ayala and Amy Behrman won the last eight games to post the 8-3 win. In singles, Rachel Morgan won in straight sets for Catawba, while Gabriela Mora and Lesley Murray won for Tusculum to pull the Pioneers even at 3-3. Taryn Gordon and Amy Behrman both won their second set singles 7-5 for the winning points. Catawba's Shelley Gordon was up a set and 5-2 in the second when the match was called. MATCH RESULTS CATAWBA 5, TUSCULUM 3 Singles #1 Leslie Murray (T) d. Gina Ayala 6-3, 6-2 #2 Amy Behrman (C) d. Pam Holt 6-1, 7-5 #3 Gabriela Mora (T) d. Bailey Gainey 6-1, 6-4 #4 Taryn Gordon (C) d. Courtney Loudenslager 6-4, 7-5 #5 Rachel Morgan (C) d. Allison Stephens 6-1, 6-2 #6 Shelley Gordon (C) vs. Melissa Liston (T) DNF DOUBLES #1 Ayala/Behrman (C) d. Murray/Holt 8-3 #2 Mora/Loudenslager (T) d. Gainey/Morgan 8-2 #3 T. Gordan/S. Gordan (C) d. Stephens/Liston 8-2 #####

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