The Thomas More College women’s tennis team is in third place with 31 point after the first day of the Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) Championship today (Friday, October 20, 2017) at the Pennbriar Athletic Club in Erie, Pennsylvania.

The Saints have advanced to the championship round in three flights. Sophomore Brooke Warden (Edgewood, Ky./Dixie Heights) is in the championship match at No. 1 singles as she defeated Waynesburg University 6-0, 6-1 in the quarterfinal and Washington Jefferson College 6-0, 6-1 in the semifinals. She will play Maggie Manchester from Grove City College tomorrow in a rematch of last year’s championship match, which Warden won. Sophomore Sarah Fellinger (North Bend, Ohio/Taylor) will Grove City’s Rachel Ford in the championship match at No. 6 singles tomorrow after she defeated Bethany College 6-1, 6-0 in the quarterfinals and Westminster College in the semifinals by the scores of 6-4, 6-3. Warden teamed with first-year Hannah Lowman (Vine Grove, Ky./North Hardin) to advance to the championship match at No. 1 doubles. The tandem defeated Saint Vincent College 8-2 in the quarterfinals and Grove City 8-6 in the semifinals.

In singles play three Saints will compete in consolation matches. Lowman will be in the consolation match at No. 2 against Geneva College after defeating Washington & Jefferson 6-1, 7-5, but fell 6-2, 6-2 to Westminster in the semifinals. At No. 3, junior Nicole Capodagli (Cincinnati, Ohio/McAuley) will play Westminster in the consolation match after defeated Saint Vincent 7-5, 6-4 and falling to Grove City 6-2, 6-1. Sophomore Lacey Pohlman (Fort Thomas, Ky./Highlands) defeated Saint Vincent 2-6, 6-4, 10-7 in the quarterfinals, but fell 6-1, 6-0 to Grove City in the semifinals and will play Geneva in the consolation match at No. 4. First-year Matison Perry (Union, Ky./Ryle) fell to Thiel College 7-5, 1-6, 10-8 in the quarterfinals at No. 5 singles.

The No. 2 doubles team of Capodagli and Fellinger advanced to the consolation match as they defeated Thiel 8-0, but fell 8-3 to Grove City. Capodagli and Fellinger will play Geneva tomorrow in the consolation match. Pohlman and Perry play Westminster in tomorrow’s No. 2 doubles consolation match after defeating Thiel 8-1 in the quarterfinals, but fell 8-4 to Geneva in the semifinals.
Grove City leads the team standings with 43 points and Westminster is in second with 33 points.

Prior to action today, the PAC announced the All-Sportsmanship Team and Fellinger was named to the team.

The consolation and championships will be tomorrow starting at 8:30 a.m. at the Pennbriar Athletic Club.

Cory Blackson
Director of Athletic Communications and Compliance
Thomas More College


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