North Little Rock, Arkansas - The Tiger women's tennis team earned a 9-0 shutout victory over Oglethorpe to open its part in the 2012 Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Championships Tournament.
Trinity improved to 16-7 on the season with the win. The Tigers are the top seed in the tournament, while Oglethorpe was the ninth seed. The Petrels beat Austin College earlier in the day, advancing to face Trinity.
The Tigers opened the match with three doubles points, which included to 8-0 victories for Trinity's doubles teams Mackenzie Knoop/Thavindra Ekanayake and Stephanie Williamson/Kassie Seger.
Ekanayake also won her No. 2 singles match 6-0, 6-0, while Knoop won 6-1, 6-2 from the top position in singles. Williamson also earned one of Trinity's six singles points, winning 6-1, 6-4 at line six.
Katie Griffith and Kylie Hornbeck won 8-3 in doubles, then each went on to earn singles victories as well. Griffith won 6-1, 3-0 (retired) at No. 3 singles, and Hornbeck breezed to a 6-0, 6-0 win at No. 4. Lavinia Bendandi finished off Trinity's scorers with a 6-1, 6-0 win at the fifth position.
Trinity will take on #4 seed Millsaps College tomorrow morning, beginning at 8:00 a.m. The winner moves on to the SCAC Championship on Sunday.