Tennis (W)

Women's Tennis Voted Ninth in Preseason SAC Poll


ROCK HILL, S.C. ( -- Catawba’s women’s tennis team was voted ninth in the 2018 South Atlantic Conference women’s tennis preseason coaches poll. Tusculum and Wingate have been voted as the favorites, tying for the top spot with 101 points. Tusculum snagged five first place votes, while Wingate received four and Queens the other two.

Catawba will look to improve on its 10th place finish last year, returning its top four singles players under new head coach, Chris Juergens. The Lady Indians went 2-2 in fall action.
The 2018 South Atlantic Conference Women's Tennis season gets underway on Thursday, Feb. 1. Catawba’s women will face Elon in its first spring match on Feb. 17. The 2018 SAC Women's Tennis Championship is set for April 17, 20-21 with quarterfinals at campus sites and the semifinals and finals in Columbia, S.C.
2018 SAC Women’s Tennis Preseason Poll
1t. Tusculum (5), 101
1t. Wingate (4), 101
3. Queens (2), 95
4. Anderson, 86
5. Lincoln Memorial, 70
6. Carson-Newman, 64
7. Newberry, 60
8. Lenior-Rhyne, 48
9. Catawba, 35
10. Coker, 32
11.  Mars Hill, 23
2018 SAC Women's Tennis Preseason All-Conference
First Team Singles
1.       Carlotta Nassi, Queens
2.       Laura Dean, Anderson
3.       Katarina Majorova, Tusculum
4.       Franziska Funke, Tusculum
5.       Claudia De Andreis, Wingate
6.       Ivey Welborn, Anderson
Second Team Singles
1.       Iulia Ponomareva, Lenoir-Rhyne
2.       Amanda Carrillo, Newberry
3.       Marta Pinol, Lincoln Memorial
4.       Ali Harris, Carson-Newman
5.       Annie McCullough, Tusculum
6.       Caroline Nielsen, Queens
First Team Doubles
1.       Franziska Funke/Katarina Majorova, Tusculum
2.       Maria Garcia/Oroma Womeodu, Wingate
3.       Johanna Delisse/Julia Loos, Lincoln Memorial
Second Team Doubles
1.       Alisa Liashova/Klara Vuckovic, Carson-Newman
2.       Laura Dean/Jacqueline Olivia, Anderson
3.       Brittani Brooks/Amber Lackey, Tusculum

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