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Autise Mortimer and the Lady Indians host Wingate Tuesday
Autise Mortimer and the Lady Indians host Wingate Tuesday

Second-seeded Lady Indians play host to Wingate in SAC Tournament on Tuesday

Newberry went 6-1 in league play en route to first regional ranking and best finish in school history

ROCK HILL, S.C. – The Newberry College women's tennis team has earned the second seed in next week’s 2007 Food Lion South Atlantic Conference Women’s Tennis Tournament, where it will attempt to win its first-ever tournament championship.

Newberry College (6-1 SAC, 9-6), finished second in the league, the team's highest finish in conference history. The Lady Indians will host seventh-seed Wingate (1-6, 3-17) on Tuesday in a quarterfinal match. Newberry is currently ranked No. 9 in the Southeast Region, and this year broke the school's record for most conference wins in a season.

The Lady Indians quarterfinal match will begin at 2 p.m. on the Cannon Tennis Courts on the Newberry campus. Newberry swept Wingate, 9-0, in the two schools' first meeting this season.

Presbyterian College (7-0 SAC, 11-5) is ranked 28th in the latest Intercollegiate Tennis Association Fila rankings. The Blue Hose will host eighth-seed Lenoir-Rhyne (0-7, 4-11) in a quarterfinal match on Tuesday.

Tusculum College and Mars Hill College tied for third place in the league standings. Tusculum earned the third seed by virtue of its 4-3 regular-season win over Mars Hill.

Tusculum (4-3, 13-5) will host sixth-seed Catawba (3-4, 13-11) at 2 p.m. on Tuesday.

Mars Hill (4-3, 15-5) will host fifth-seed Carson-Newman (3-4, 7-8) on Tuesday in the other quarterfinal match.

The semifinals and finals will be held at Tusculum College on Saturday, April 21. The semifinals will begin at 9 a.m., with the semifinal winners meeting for the tournament championship at 2:30 p.m.

The tournament winner will receive an automatic bid into the NCAA Division II Women’s Tennis Tournament.

2007 Food Lion SAC Women’s Tennis Tournament
Tuesday, April 17, 2007

No. 8 Lenoir-Rhyne at No. 1 Presbyterian, TBA
No. 7 Wingate at No. 2 Newberry, 2 p.m.
No. 6 Catawba at No. 3 Tusculum, 2 p.m.
No. 5 Carson-Newman at No. 4 Mars Hill, TBA

At Tusculum College
Saturday, April 21, 2007

Lenoir-Rhyne/Presbyterian winner vs. Carson-Newman/Mars Hill winner, 9 a.m.
Wingate/Newberry winner vs. Catawba/Tusculum winner, 9 a.m.

At Tusculum College
Saturday, April 21, 2007
Semifinal winners, 2:30 p.m.

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