KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) has announced the 2013 NAIA Women's Tennis All-Americans. Players were selected by the All-America committee. The list of honorees includes 16 student-athletes on each of the first and second teams, plus 16 honorable mentions.
Senior tennis player Eline Nagels (Antwerp, Belgium) was named as a 2013 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar Athlete.
The 2013 tennis season came to an abrupt conclusion for Brenau yesterday afternoon in the quarterfinals of the NAIA National Championships as the Tigers dropped a close match to #6 seeded Lindsey Wilson College. The Tigers fell behind early 2-1 after dropping two doubles matches and then recovered to lead at one point. Ultimately, the match came down to a dramatic finale with the tie breaking match between Brenau's Zalina Nazarova and LWC's Anna Gaprindashvili which ended up going to LWC by the scores of 5-7, 6-4, 6-3.
Brenau ends the season with a 12-5 overall record. The lone senior, Eline Nagels - a 2013 NAIA Scholar-Athlete - will be the only loss from this year's squad.
Final results are listed below:
MOBILE, Ala. – (Scores) (Bracket) The semifinals are set for the NAIA Women's Tennis National Championship in Mobile, Ala., at the Mobile Tennis Center. The top two-seeds are advancing to the semifinals, while the fifth and sixth-seeds are also moving on after upsetting the third and fourth-seeds. Semifinals action will kick off at 1 p.m. tomorrow.
2013 NAIA National Championship
Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) vs Brenau (Ga.) (May 15, 2013)
By Travis Rae, Communications and Sports Information Intern
MOBILE, Ala. – (Scores) (Bracket) The NAIA Women's Tennis National Championship got underway Tuesday afternoon with eight matches taking place at the Mobile Tennis Center in Mobile, Ala. Three of the eight matches were 8-1 winners with the winners moving on to meet the top eight seeds who received a bye into the second round. Second round action kicks-off at 1 p.m. tomorrow.