May 18, 2010
Mobile, Ala. – Behind several efficient performances in both singles and doubles, No. 11-ranked Shorter College breezed to a 9-0 victory over Bethel College (Kan.) in the first round of the 2010 Women’s Tennis National Championship at the Mobile Tennis Center in Mobile, Ala.
The Lady Hawks (18-6) advance to Round of 16 where they will square off with seventh-ranked Azusa Pacific University at 9 a.m. CDT on Wednesday.
Shorter earned three key points by sweeping the doubles competition and never looked back.
Coralie Fayard and Emmanuelle Beaucoudrey cruised to an 8-2 victory over Bethel’s Maya Kehr and Allison Kaster at No. 2 doubles and Nienke van Staveren and Carolina Brigneti closed out the doubles sweep with an 8-5 win over Miranda Weaver and Shayne Runnion at No. 3.
Beaucoudrey topped Malotte, 6-2, 6-0, at No. 1 singles while Tingets (6-1, 6-2), Fayard (6-1, 6-1) and Brigneti (6-2, 6-1) dropped no more than three games in victories at No. 2, No. 3 and No. 6 singles, respectively.
Azusa Pacific has never won a national title, but is in the national tournament for the 11th time in school history after securing an at-large bid with a 13-7 record.
Shorter is making its first appearance in the championships since 2007 and its ninth overall.
Complete Results (Shorter 9, Bethel 0)
No. 1 - Emma Beaucoudrey (SC) def. Katie Malotte (BC), 6-2, 6-0
No. 1 - Michaela Tingets / Danielle Monteith (SC) def. Katie Malotte / Rachael Bachman (BC), 8-6