ECU Women's Tennis Claim 2015 GAC Championship

The East Central University women's tennis team earned their first automatic bid to the NCAA Women's Tennis Central Regional by claiming the 2015 Great American Conference Championship with a 5-3 win over Southern Nazarene.

The Tigers (15-11) took a 2-1 lead after the doubles matches, giving them an edge in the first to five race. Senior Bernardita Muscillo and freshman Srijita Ghosh finished first with an 8-0 win at No. 3 doubles over Kaitlyn Atekeson and Taylor Sullivan.

No. 2 doubles was then claimed by the Crimson Storm (4-13) before senior Elisabeth Dignard and sophomore Julia Municoy earned a come-from behind 8-6 win over Masha Andrianova and Natalia Moreno at No. 1 doubles.

The Tigers quickly pushed the lead to 4-1 with wins at No. 5 and No. 6 singles. Freshman Veronica Mijares first took a 6-0, 6-0 win over Taylor Sullivan at No. 6 singles. Ghosh then added a point with a 6-0, 6-1 win at No. 5 singles over Kaitlyn Atkeson.

SNU cut the deficit to 4-2 with a win at No. 4 singles.

The match-winning point then came from sophomore Julia Municoy at No. 1 singles, with a 2-6, 6-3, 6-1 over Masha Andrianova.

The Tigers will now have to wait until next week to find out what rank and where they will be in the NCAA Central Regional.

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