The Agnes Scott tennis team scored a 5-3 victory over Huntingdon on Sunday at host LaGrange to capture their third-straight Great South Athletic Conference Championship
and fourth in school history.
With the victory, the Scotties also earned an automatic bid to the NCAA Championships scheduled for later this month.
In Sunday’s championship match, the Scotties jumped out to an early lead at 2-1 after three doubles matches. The Scotties were victorious at No. 1 and No. 2 Doubles by scores of 8-5 and 8-2 respectively. Extra games were needed to determine a winner at No. 3 Doubles, as the Scotties fell 9-7.
Rachel Storz, the GSAC Player of the Year, would claim victory at No.1 Singles, 6-1, 6-2. Hannah Kraus would also score a win at No. 5 Singles, 6-1, 6-1. Those victories gave Agnes Scott a 4-1 advantage, one win shy of a team victory.
Huntingdon would draw closer, winning both No. 3 and No. 6 singles matches, bringing the score to 4-3 with two matches left to be completed. In the No. 2 Singles match, GSAC Freshman of the Year, Mariel Herrera, was even with her opponent at one set a piece, 6-4, 4-6.
Herrera’s match would remain unfinished, as Danielle Patton claimed the decisive victory, defeating her opponent at No. 4 Singles, 6-4, 6-3 and giving the Scotties the 5-3 win.
The dates, times and location for the first-round of the NCAA Championships are still to be determined.
Agnes Scott College educates women to think deeply, live honorably and engage the intellectual and social challenges of their times. Students are drawn to Agnes Scott by its excellent academic reputation, exceptional faculty and metropolitan Atlanta location – offering myriad cultural and experiential learning opportunities. A diverse and growing residential community of scholars, this highly selective liberal arts and sciences college is known for its dynamic and challenging intellectual community. Encouraging students to engage the wider world through study abroad and presenting its curriculum with international context, Agnes Scott College delivers on its promise: The World. For Women.