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Emory & Henry Women’s Tennis Earns Fifth Seed For 2016 ODAC Tournament

Emory & Henry Women’s Tennis Earns Fifth Seed For 2016 ODAC Tournament

FOREST, Va. – The Emory & Henry College Women's Tennis Team picked up the #5 seed for the upcoming Old Dominion Athletic Conference Tournament, ODAC officials announced Monday. The league's postseason pairings were released with the conclusion of regular season play.

Emory & Henry reaches the postseason for the second time in three years and only the fifth time since the conference went to a team dual championship format in 2007. The Wasps' #5 seed is the second-highest in program history next to the fourth seed earned in 2009.

The Wasps (10-6) finished in a tie for fourth place with Lynchburg College (12-8) during the regular season at 6-4. LC claimed the fourth seed via its 5-4 win over E&H on Friday, March 25. The two teams will square off again on Saturday on the Lynchburg campus.

In the regular season meeting between the Wasps and Hornets, the Emory & Henry pair of freshman Sveva Mazzari (San Remo, ITALY) and junior Savanna Summers (Bluff City, Tenn.) earned an 8-0 win at No. 1 doubles.

During singles play, Mazzari blanked her opponent at the featured singles pairing - 6-0, 6-0. Summers and freshman Katie Meade (Coeburn, Va.) picked up a pair of three-set wins at No. 3 and No. 5 singles, respectively.

The winner of Saturday's quarterfinal match will face off against the winner of #1 Washington and Lee University vs. #8 Shenandoah University next on Saturday, May 7 at W&L. The ODAC title match will be on Sunday, May 8, also on the Washington and Lee campus.


2016 ODAC Women's Tennis Tournament

Quarterfinals -  Saturday, April 30
Match 1:
#8 Shenandoah at #1 Washington and Lee
Match 2: #5 Emory & Henry at #4 Lynchburg
Match 3:
#7 Guilford at #2 Randolph-Macon
Match 4:
#6 Bridgewater at #3 Roanoke

Semifinals  -  Saturday, May 7  - Washington and Lee University
Match 5:  Winner Match 1 vs. Winner Match 2 – TBA
Match 6: 
Winner Match 3 vs. Winner Match 4 – TBA

Championship  -  Sunday, May 8 – Washington and Lee University
Match 7:  Semifinal Winners – TBA