GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.
won its first Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference
(WHAC) women's tennis title with a 5-4 win over defending champion Northwestern Ohio.
UNOH jumped to an early lead by taking the No. 2 and No. 3 doubles contests 8-2 and 8-1, respectively Davenport's tennis twins of Diana and Denisse Favela held the No.1 spot with an 8-3 win over Shaleigh McClintock and Shaye Warman.
The Panthers got two more victories from the twins in the top two singles spots for a 3-2 advantage. Angelica Woods added another victory at the No. 5 spot for a 4-2 lead before UNOH took the next two matches to tie the score at 4-4 as Nathalia Da Silva grabbed the No. 4 spot and Tara Carr won at the No. 6 spot.
Warman took the first set 4-6 in No. 3 singles, but Stephanie Fortney evened the match with a convincing 6-2 second set. Fortney edged Warman 10-8 in a tiebreaker to win the final set 7-6 for the team title.
Davenport and UNOH will represent the conference at the NAIA Regional along with Aquinas
, who won the consolation match 5-0 against Cornerstone
. All-Conference honors will be released at a later date. Click here
for complete results.
Aquinas (13-8) 5, Cornerstone (1-23) 0
#1 Lauren Ramey (AQ) def. Amy Fouty (CS), 6-0, 6-0
#2 Danlela Fonseca (AQ) def. Janie Silvers (CS), 6-0, 6-0
#3 Jessica LeMire (AQ) vs. Hannah Guest (CS), 6-0, 4-1 UNF
#4 Emily Decker (AQ) vs. Carrie Carr (CS), 1-0 UNF
#5 Allison Rusticus (CS) vs. Jen Staup (AQ), no result
#6 Jessica Gast (AQ) vs. Kelly Gampel (CS), 6-2, 4-0 UNF
#1 Ramey/Decker (AQ) def. Fouty/Guest (CS), 8-1
#2 LeMire/Ashley Hendrick (AQ) def. Silvers/Rusticus (CS), 8-0
#3 Kelsey Moellmann/Fonseca (AQ) def. Carr/Gampel (CS), 8-0
Davenport (20-5) 5, UNOH (8-8) 4
#1 Diana Favela (DU) def. Andrea Arango (UNOH), 6-0, 6-4
#2 Denisse Favela (DU) def. Shaleigh McClintock (UNOH), 6-1, 6-0
#3 Stephanie Fortney (DU) def. Shaye Warman (UNOH), 4-6, 6-2, 7-6 (10-8)
#4 Nathalia Da Silva (UNOH) def. Kristi Kuzdal (DU), 6-4, 6-4
#5 Angelica Woods (DU) def. Jessie Stambaugh (UNOH), 6-0, 6-3
#6 Tara Carr (UNOH) def. Katie VanDerLaan (DU), 62, 6-0
#1 Favela/Favela (DU) def. McClintock/Warman (UNOH), 8-3
#2 Da Silva/Stambaugh (UNOH) def. Kuzdal/Fortney (DU), 8-2
#3 Arango/Carr (UNOH) def. Kelly Todd/Woods (DU), 8-1