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Women's Tennis - Thu, Mar. 22, 2012
Rome, GA - Brenau faced the Shorter Lady Hawks on Wednesday afternoon in another SSAC contest. Playing at home, Shorter came into the match ranked fourth in the SSAC and No. 13 in the NAIA. The Golden Tigers are currently second in the SSAC and No. 7 in the NAIA. Brenau did not disappoint and won the dual match by the score of 6-3.

The Lady Hawks gained the edge right away with Laurent/Gaborit taking down the Brenau duo of Choo/Thompson 8-1 at doubles No. 1. Brenau tied the match after Neumeyr/Moniz defeated Gallard/Beltrando 8-5 on court No. 3. The deciding doubles match on court No. 2 turned into a battle. Freshman Maria Perdomo-Medina and junior Eline Nagels showed resilience as they rallied back from a 0-6 deficit to defeat Vetter/Holton 9-8 (4).

Taking the momentum from doubles, Golden Tiger Maria Perdomo-Medina quickly gave Brenau the third point by winning on court No. 2 against Margot Vetter 6-2, 6-0. The Lady Hawks took another point at singles No. 6 where Alicia Gallard defeated Tiffany de Almeida 6-3, 6-2. Senior Hannah Thompson increased the Brenau lead to 4-2 as she defeated Aurore Beltrando 6-1, 6-1 in singles No. 4. Freshman Theresa Neumeyr clinched the Golden Tiger victory taking down Shorter's Aurelie Gaborit 6-4, 6-2 at the No. 3 match. Eline Nagels improved the Brenau score to 6-2 as she won on court No. 5 against Iesha Holton 6-2, 6-4. The final Lady Hawk point came at singles No. 1 where Golden Tiger Lyn See Choo fell to Candice Laurent in a very close match 6-4, 3-6, 11-9.

With the victory, Brenau improves to 7-3 this season and 4-0 in the SSAC. Shorter drops to 14-5 overall and 3-1 in the SSAC.

Brenau returns home after a long streak of away matches. On Sunday, March 25th the Golden Tigers will host Spelman College at the Smithgall Tennis Center in a non-conference match scheduled to begin at 3 pm.

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