No. 3 Armstrong whitewashes Drury
Pirates advance, face fifth-ranked Hawaii Pacific on Thursday
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- The No. 3-ranked Armstrong Atlantic State University women's tennis team advanced to the quarterfinals of the 2012 NCAA DII Women's Tennis Championships with a 5-0 win against No. 23 Drury on Wednesday at the Top Gun Tennis Academy.
The Pirates (26-0) now will face No. 5 Hawaii Pacific -- a 5-0 winner against Colorado Mesa -- at 9 a.m. ET Thursday at the EP Tom Sawyer State Park.
Drury finished its season 19-5.
The Pirates won all three doubles matches as the second-ranked doubles team of Aleksandra Filipovski and Barbora Krtickova downed Beatriz Juan and Stefanie Monsch 8-5 at No. 1 doubles, while No. 11-ranked Marlen Hacke and Olga Kalodzitsa beat Pelagie Gamo and Jelena Schaeftlmeier 8-4 at No. 2 doubles. No. 17-ranked Kathleen Henry and Clara Perez finished off the doubles sweep with an 8-2 win against Ellen Bennett and Abbey Sharpe at No. 3 doubles.
Armstrong picked up all six first sets in singles play, then No. 7-ranked Filipovski picked up the first singles win with a 6-0, 6-0 victory against Gamo at No. 2 singles, then No. 30-ranked Clara Perez finished off the match with a 6-0, 6-1 win against Bennett at No. 6 singles.