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Pfeiffer Tennis Competes in Conference Carolinas Fall Tournament; Watson wins B flight


SUMTER, SC The Pfeiffer womens team competed in the Conference Carolinas Fall Tournament hosted by the Palmetto Tennis Center and performed well. A host of Lady Falcons advanced deep into the competition, led by Hannah Watson who won the B flight of singles competition.

Watson didnt lose a set in four matches and easily cruised to the win in the finals over Julia Moreira, 6-1; 6-0. In other singles action, Olivia Nelms defeated teammate Valeria Mendoza in the quarterfinals of the A bracket before falling in the semifinals to top-seeded Corin Hallman of Erskine. Taylor Lindsay also advanced to the semifinals of the bracket. Melinda Athay advanced to the semifinals in the C competition.

In doubles action, Helms and Watson went to the A semifinals and were defeated by teammates Lindsay and Mendoza, who went to the finals but fell to the top-ranked pair of Mika Goyette and Halman. Brianna Oliver and Mylene Petitpas advanced to the B semis and Melinda Athay and Kaleigh Featherstone went to the C semifinals.

The Falcons return to action on Friday, Sept. 20 when they kick off the regular season with a trip to Queens at 2 p.m.

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