Gorlok Tennis in Tennessee: Women’s Team Competes in NCAA III Championships May 7

| May 6, 2015
The Webster University women's tennis team will face the Hanover College Panthers in the first round of the NCAA III Championships May 7 in Sewanee, Tennessee.

The Webster University women’s tennis team will face the Hanover College Panthers in the first round of the NCAA III Championships on May 7 in Sewanee, Tennessee.

The Webster University women’s tennis team will face Hanover College on Thursday, May 7, in the first round of the NCAA III Championships. The Gorloks will play in the Sewanee Regional, in Sewanee, Tennessee. The Gorloks’ match can be followed live at the NCAA Regional website. The match, which is scheduled for 12 p.m. CDT, will be listed with ‘live stats’ as a link.

Webster advanced to the NCAA III Championships with its victory over Principia College for the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SLIAC) tournament championship on April 18. Webster is playing in its third NCAA III Championships, last appearing in 2012 when the team fell to Wheaton College in Greencastle, Indiana.

Webster is led by 2014 SLIAC Player of the Year Marissa Lewis, who was 16-4, primarily at #1 singles, and 15-6 at #1 doubles. Lewis’ 46 career singles wins are third on Webster’s all-tme list and her 42 doubles wins are fourth.

Monica Behrle made a splash her freshman season, going 20-1 in singles play and setting the Webster season record for singles wins in the process.  The SLIAC Newcomer of the Year, Behrle was 15-5 in doubles, mostly at the #2 position with partner Jesse Steffens-Willis. Junior Kaylen Kress was 13-2 at #3 singles and 14-6 in doubles, most coming at #1 with partner Lewis.

Hanover, making its second straight NCAA tournament appearance, has a 13-2 overall record. Hanover captured the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference’s (HCAC) regular season title with an 8-0 record and defeated Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in the league’s tournament championship. Hanover, primarily playing a fall schedule, has played only one intercollegiate match since Oct. 19.

The winner of the Webster/Hanover match will face the #1 ranked Emory University in the second round on Friday, May 8, at 2 p.m. Emory is 16-3 overall and are champions of the University Athletic Association, of which Washington University in St. Louis is a member. Emory is making its 31st straight appearance in the NCAAs.

The host school, Sewanee University of the South, is currently ranked 12th and will play Agnes Scott College, in the opposite bracket. The winner of that match will face Washington University, ranked 11th, in the second round.

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  1. Gloria says:

    So proud of our team. Go Loks and kick tennis butt in Tennessee!