NCAA Tournament: Flagler Knocks Off Erskine, 5-1
SAVANNAH, Ga. - The No. 25-ranked Flagler College women's tennis team advanced at the NCAA Southeast Regional with a 5-1 victory over No. 37 Erskine on Monday at Bacon Park in Savannah, Ga.
The fifth-seeded Saints (10-9) advance to Tuesday's region final against No. 3-ranked and host Armstrong at 10:00 a.m. The match is a rematch of last year's Southeast Region final and the winner advances to the Round of 16 in Louisville, Ky., as a part of the DII Spring Sports Festival on May 16-19.
Flagler notched wins at all three doubles matches to take a commanding 3-0 lead heading into singles play.The duo of Krista Ingrilli and Esther Santiago, 8-3, at No. 3 doubles, then the duo of Rachel Gould and Barbora Sebkova beat Mika Goyette and Tessa Rheault, 8-5, at No. 1 doubles. Veronica Figueroa and Jennifer Saviano finished off the doubles sweep with a 9-7 win over Corin Hallman and Victoria Stephens at No. 2 doubles.
Erskine got on the board in singles play as Hallman bested Figueroa, 6-2, 6-3, at No. 1 singles, but Flagler wrapped up the match with a 6-4, 6-0 win at No. 6 singles by Ingrilli over Miller and a 6-4, 6-2 win by Santiago over Stephens at No. 5 singles.