Women's tennis SoCon tournament pairings announced
Women's tennis SoCon tournament pairings announced
Sunday, April 19, 2015

Courtesy of SoConSports.com

Third-seeded ETSU to face No. 6 Wofford in quarterfinal Friday, April 24 in Greenville, S.C.

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (April 19, 2015) – The Southern Conference has announced the pairings and times for the 2015 Southern Conference Women’s Tennis Championships.  The Mickel Tennis Center on the campus of Furman University (Greenville, S.C.) will serve as the host for next weekend’s event (April 24-26).

Third-seeded ETSU will take on No. 6 Wofford Friday, April 24 at 1:00 p.m. During the regular season, ETSU defeated Wofford, 7-0, Friday, March 20 in Spartanburg, S.C.

Samford earned the No. 1 seed after topping Chattanooga Saturday in a matchup of two teams who were undefeated in league play.  The Bulldogs moved to 7-0 in SoCon play to earn the regular season title, while the Mocs earned the No. 2 seed.  Samford will open the tournament Friday morning at 9:00 a.m. against No. 8 Mercer.  The second match in the morning session pits No. 4 Furman against No. 5 UNCG.  The Paladins and Spartans played a tightly-contested match Saturday afternoon with Furman claiming a 4-3 decision.

The afternoon session begins at 1:00 p.m. Friday with No. 3 ETSU taking on No. 6 Wofford. The final quarterfinal has the Mocs taking on No. 7 Western Carolina.

Saturday’s semifinal matchups will begin at 10:00 a.m. and Sunday’s championship match is also set for 10:00 a.m.

Furman and Chattanooga are the only current SoCon members to have won the conference tournament.  The Mocs won the first three tournaments (1984-86) and have five tournament championships to their credit.  Furman leads all programs with 16 Southern Conference Tournament championships.  The Paladins last won the league’s tourney in 2008.

Women’s Tennis Championship

Friday, April 24                                           

Match

Teams

Time/Result

Match 1

#1 Samford vs. #8 Mercer

9:00 a.m.

Match 2

#4 Furman vs. #5 UNCG

9:00 a.m.

Match 3

#3 ETSU vs. #6 Wofford

1:00 p.m.

Match 4

#2 Chattanooga vs. #7 Western Carolina

1:00 p.m.

Saturday, April 25

Match

Teams

Time/Result

Match 5

Semifinal 1

10:00 a.m.

Match 6

Semifinal 2

10:00 a.m.

Sunday, April 26

Match

Teams

Time/Result

Match 7

Championship

10:00 a.m.