Tech Tennis Earns Postseason Berth

Arkansas Tech clinched its fourth consecutive berth in the Gulf South Conference Women’s Tennis Tournament by sweeping three league matches over the weekend.

The Golden Suns (10-6 overall, 3-2 GSC) defeated Ouachita Baptist 9-0 on Saturday, Henderson State 9-0 on Sunday and Christian Brothers 9-0 on Sunday.

The three wins mean that Arkansas Tech will be part of the field for the GSC Tournament in Montgomery, Ala., beginning on Saturday, April 16.

Tech will face North Alabama in the first round at 8:30 a.m. Saturday.

The Golden Suns had never reached the GSC Tennis Tournament before head coach Abby Davis led them there for the first time in 2008.

Tech has qualified for the league’s postseason event every year since.

Below are complete results from the Golden Suns’ wins over the weekend.

Saturday, April 9
Chartwells Women’s Sports Complex, Russellville

1. Mariel Alvarez (TECH) def. Mariana Divardin (OBU) 6-0, 6-3
2. Maria Aleman (TECH) def. Kourtney Chumbley (OBU) 6-4, 6-1
3. Akanesi Fa (TECH) def. Kristin Bodine (OBU) 6-2, 6-0
4. Rachel Stevens (TECH) def. Samantha Street (OBU) 6-2, 6-2
5. Michelle Yu (TECH) def. Lilia Sokolova (OBU) 6-2, 6-3
6. Nina Greenway (TECH) def. Marcia Kieseleva (OBU) 6-0, 6-0

1. Fa/Alvarez (TECH) def. Divardin/Chumbley (OBU) 8-4
2. Aleman/Stevens (TECH) def. Bodine/Street (OBU) 8-2
3. Yu/Turner (TECH) def. Sokolova/Gerber (OBU) 9-7

Sunday, April 10
Bettye Wallace Tennis Center, Arkadelphia

1. Maria Aleman (TECH) def. Lucia Andrade (HSU) 6-0, 6-3
2. Rachel Stevens (TECH) def. Natalie Foster (HSU) 6-1, 6-0
3. Michelle Yu (TECH) def. Julia Still (HSU) 6-0, 6-1
4. Brittany Turner (TECH) def. Theresa Nguyen (HSU) 6-0, 6-1
5. Mariel Alvarez (TECH) def. No player (HSU), by default
6. Akanesi Fa (TECH) def. No player (HSU), by default

1. Aleman/Stevens (TECH) def. Andrade/Still (HSU) 8-2
2. Yu/Turner (TECH) def. Foster/Nguyen (HSU) 8-0
3. Alvarez/Fa (TECH) def. No player/No player (HSU), by default

Sunday, April 10
Bettye Wallace Tennis Center, Arkadelphia

1. Mariel Alvarez (TECH) def. Morgan Mills (CBU), by default
2. Akanesi Fa (TECH) def. Rama Rozanska (CBU), by default
3. Nina Greenway (TECH) def. Kristina Reyes (CBU), by default
4. Jessica Velasquez (TECH) def. Dominique Robles (CBU), by default
5. Brittany Turner (TECH) def. No player (CBU), by default
6. Michelle Yu (TECH) def. No player (CBU), by default

1. Fa/Alvarez (TECH) def. Rama Rozanska/Morgan Mills (CBU) 8-0
2. Greenway/Velasquez (TECH) def. Kristina Reyes/Dominique Robles (CBU) 8-1
3. Yu/Turner (TECH) def. No player/No player (CBU), by default

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