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Women's Tennis Tournament Opens Play Friday
Courtesy: Southern Conference
Release: 04/20/2017
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SPARTANBURG, S.C. – The Southern Conference women's tennis tournament begins Friday (April 21) at the Reeves Tennis Center on the campus of Wofford College.  Following quarterfinal play on Friday, the action shifts to Furman University's Mickel Tennis Center at Furman University for the semifinals (Saturday) and championship (Sunday).  

Furman earned the No. 1 seed by finishing conference play with an unblemished 7-0 mark.  The Paladins will square off against No. 8 Western Carolina in the opening match of the tournament, set for 8:30 a.m. Friday.  ETSU secured the No. 2 seed by virtue of its 6-1 record in conference play.  ETSU’s only conference loss came to Furman.  The Bucs will take on No. 7 Wofford at 1:00 p.m.

Mercer, Samford and Chattanooga finished in a three-way tie with identical 4-3 conference records.  The Bears claimed the No. 3 seed by virtue of the league’s tiebreaking procedures.  Mercer will take on No. 6 UNCG at 3:00 p.m. Friday afternoon while the Bulldogs (No. 4) and Mocs (No. 5) will face off at 10:30 a.m. Friday morning.  Samford claimed a 5-2 decision over Chattanooga on Friday (April 14) to close the regular season. 

Saturday’s semifinal matchups will begin at 10:00 a.m. and Sunday’s championship match is set for 1:00 p.m.

ETSU, Furman, Samford and Chattanooga are the only current SoCon members to have won the conference tournament.  The Mocs won the first three tournaments (1984-86) and have five tournament championships to their credit.  Furman leads all programs with 16 Southern Conference Tournament championships.  The Paladins last won the league’s tourney in 2008.  Samford claimed its first tournament title in 2015 and ETSU won the 2016 tournament in Chattanooga, Tenn.

Women’s Tennis Championship

Friday, April 21 – Reeves Tennis Center, Wofford College                                            

Match

Teams

Time

Match 1

#1 Furman vs. #8 Western Carolina

8:30 a.m.

Match 2

#4 Samford vs. #5 Chattanooga

10:30 a.m.

Match 3

#2 ETSU vs. #7 Wofford

1:00 p.m.

Match 4

#3 Mercer vs. #6 UNCG

3:00 p.m.

Saturday, April 22 – Mickel Tennis Center, Furman University

Match

Teams

Time

Match 5

Semifinal 1

10:00 a.m.

Match 6

Semifinal 2

10:00 a.m.

Sunday, April 23 – Mickel Tennis Center, Furman University

Match

Teams

Time

Match 7

Championship

1:00 p.m.

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