No. 3 Pirates Notch Ninth Straight PBC Women's Tennis Tournament Title
GREENWOOD, S.C. - The No. 3-ranked Armstrong Atlantic State University women's tennis team notched its ninth straight Peach Belt Conference tournament title with a 5-0 win over No. 7 Columbus State on Sunday afternoon at the Joe Cabri Tennis Center in Greenwood, S.C.
The Pirates (23-0) have now won 18 out of the 22 Peach Belt women's tennis tournaments sponsored by the league. Columbus State suffers just its second loss of the season, falling to 25-2 with both losses coming against the Pirates.
Armstrong swept all three doubles matches for a quick 3-0 lead heading into singles play. PBC Doubles MVPs Barbora Krtickova and Aleksandra Filipovski collected an 8-3 win over Paola Cigui and Milica Tomic at No. 1 doubles, while the No. 10-ranked duo of Marlen Hackeand Olga Kalodzitsa beat Carlin Weikard and Olivera Jokic, 8-6, at No. 2 doubles. No. 15-ranked Kathleen Henry and Clara Perez finished the doubles sweep with an 8-4 win over Andrea Redrado and Renata Paiva at No. 3 doubles.
The Pirates then clinched the title with PBC Singles MVP Filipovski's 6-3, 6-1 win over Tomic at No. 2 singles and No. 30-ranked Clara Perez' 6-3, 6-2 win over Sandra Jung at No. 6 singles.
With the win, the Pirates clinch the league's automatic berth and will host one of two NCAA Southeast Regionals on April 30-May 1. NCAA Women's Tennis selections will be announced on Tuesday, April 24th.