Tyler Waddell – Sports Information Graduate Assistant
BANNER ELK, N.C. – There isn't a much better time to go on a winning streak than at regular season's end, and that's exactly what the Pfeiffer University women's tennis team (5-12, 3-8 CC) accomplished over the last five days. After defeating King and Converse last week, the Falcons won their third match in a row against Lees-McRae (4-13, 1-10) on Monday afternoon at the LMC Tennis Courts to clinch the final seed in the upcoming Conference Carolinas Tournament.
PFU went up 2-1 after doubles play with wins from Mylene Petitpas / Meggan Amour (6-1) at the top and Olivia Nelms / Madison Hatley (6-2) at the second position. Nelms, a Conference Carolinas Player of the Year Candidate, gave the Falcons a 3-1 lead with a strong 8-1 victory over Caroline Green at No. 1 singles before Mylene Petitpas (8-2) and Meggan Amour (8-3) sealed the deal at No. 2 and 3.
Lees-McRae earned match wins from Rebecca Pierce, Dakota Tittle, and Amanda Chapman, but took the loss, 5-4.
Pfeiffer will square off against No. 1-seeded Limestone in the quarterfinals of the Conference Carolinas Tournament on Friday, April 21 at noon.
1. Olivia Nelms (PFEIFFER) def. Caroline Green (LMC) 8-1
2. Mylene Petitpas (PFEIFFER) def. Mackenzie Langmade (LMC) 8-2
3. Meggan Amour (PFEIFFER) def. Jaden Acklin (LMC) 8-3
4. Rebecca Pierce (LMC) def. Brittany Blackburn (PFEIFFER) 8-2
5. Dakota Tittle (LMC) def. Madison Furr (PFEIFFER) 8-2
6. Amanda Chapman (LMC) def. Madison Hatley (PFEIFFER) 8-0
2. Olivia Nelms/Madison Hatley (PFEIFFER) def. Jaden Acklin/Rebecca Pierce (LMC) 6-2
3. Amanda Chapman/Dakota Tittle (LMC) def. Madison Furr/Brittany Blackburn (PFEIFFER) 6-1