NCAA Tournament: Pirates Advance At NCAAs With 5-0 Win Over Drury
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The No. 3-ranked Armstrong Atlantic State University women's tennis team advanced to the Quarterfinals of the 2012 NCAA DII Women's Tennis Championships with a 5-0 win over No. 23 Drury on Wednesday morning at the Top Gun Tennis Academy in Louisville.
The Pirates (26-0) will now face No. 5 Hawaii Pacific - a 5-0 winner over Colorado Mesa on Wednesday - at 9:00 a.m. at the EP Tom Sawyer State Park on Thursday in the Quarterfinals. Drury finishes its season with a 19-5 overall record.
The Pirates won all three doubles matches as the second-ranked doubles team of Aleksandra Filipovski and Barbora Krtickova downed Beatriz Juan and Stefanie Monsch, 8-5, at No. 1 doubles, while No. 11-ranked Marlen Hacke and Olga Kalodzitsa beat Pelagie Gamo and Jelena Schaeftlmeier, 8-4, at No. 2 doubles. No. 17-ranked Kathleen Henry and Clara Perez finished off the doubles sweep with an 8-2 win over Ellen Bennett and Abbey Sharpe at No. 3 doubles.
Armstrong picked up all six first sets in singles play, then No. 7-ranked Filipovski picked up the first singles win with a 6-0, 6-0 victory over Gamo at No. 2 singles, then No. 30-ranked Clara Perez finished off the match with a 6-0, 6-1 win over Bennett at No. 6 singles.