@Centre_Tennis Women Move into SAA Semis with 5-0 Win over Hendrix

@Centre_Tennis Women Move into SAA Semis with 5-0 Win over Hendrix

CONWAY, Ark. (CentreColonels.com) - The Centre women's tennis team blanked Hendrix by a score of 5-0 on Friday afternoon in the quarterfinal round of the Southern Athletic Association (SAA) Tournament, advancing to Saturday's semifinals against No. 3 Oglethorpe. 

The Colonels improved to 13-6 on the season with the win, while the Warriors cap the year with a 9-9 ledger. 

Centre swept doubles play to open the match, with the duos of sophomore Neha Rao (London, Ky.) and junior Aliza Williams (Cincinnati, Ohio) as well as seniors Courtney DeLong (Louisville, Ky.) and Mary Chapin Snow (Elizabethtown, Ky.) each picked up 8-2 wins at the No. 1 and No. 3 spots, respectively. 

Sophomores Emily Zelichenok (Louisville, Ky.) and Abigail Kent (College Station, Texas) earned a 9-8 triumph at No. 2 doubles. 

In singles action, Rao collected a 6-1, 6-0 victory at the top position while Kent bested her opponent by a score of 6-3, 6-2 at the No. 3 position. 

Saturday's semifinal matchup with Oglethorpe is slated for a noon CT start at Burns Park in North Little Rock, Ark. 


Singles competition
1. Neha Rao (CENTRE-W) def. Pratheepa Ravikumar (HC) 6-1, 6-0
2. Aliza Williams (CENTRE-W) vs. Julia Lefler (HC) 7-5, unfinished
3. Abigail Kent (CENTRE-W) def. Lauren Mahaney (HC) 6-3, 6-2
4. Emily Zelichenok (CENTRE-W) vs. Rebecca Sherman (HC) 2-1, unfinished
5. Sarah Walker (HC) vs. Courtney DeLong (CENTRE-W) unfinished
6. Sarah Nieman (HC) vs. Zena Maddux (CENTRE-W) unfinished
Doubles competition
1. Neha Rao/Aliza Williams (CENTRE-W) def. Pratheepa Ravikumar/Rebecca Sherman (HC) 8-2
2. Emily Zelichenok/Abigail Kent (CENTRE-W) def. Lauren Mahaney/Julia Lefler (HC) 9-8 (10-0)
3. Courtney DeLong/Kenny Snow (CENTRE-W) def. Lauren Dickinson/Annlee Glass (HC) 8-2