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Softball and Tennis Head to USA South Spring Championships

Softball and Tennis Head to USA South Spring Championships

Raleigh, N.C. – The spring sports teams finished their best regular seasons ever as members of the USA South Athletic Conference.  The two teams move to Burlington, N.C. on Friday to compete for the conference tournament championships and an automatic bid to the NCAA tournament.

The Meredith tennis team finished in a three-way tie of first place in the USA South and first regular season championship.  Sophomore Puja Patel earned USA South Women's Tennis Player of the Year Honors and a spot on the first team.  Freshman Caroline Hunt was placed on the second team while sophomore Mary Lawrence Newton made the second team.  (More Award Info) With an 8-1 conference record, they drew the #1 seed in the conference tournament and face Peace College in Burlington on Friday. 

The Meredith softball team completed their best season in the USA South in a three-way tie for second place and a 12-6 conference record.   It was also a banner year in the end of season awards for the team as Kim Scavone took home Coach of the Year accolades and first team members shortstop Alex Warren and second baseman Amanda White.  Other honorees were second team outfielder Emily Cook, third teamer Jessica Dzeskewicz and honorable mention member catcher Lorri Cole and pitcher Amanda Beirne.  (More Award Info) With the #2 seed, the Avenging Angels await the winner of #7 Averett vs. #10 Mary Baldwin on Friday April 13 at 1 p.m. in Burlington.

Stay tuned on goavengingangels.com for live stats, broadcasts and up to the minutes scores and stories during the tournament.  You can also follow @AvengingAngels on Twitter for in game updates.

2012 Women's Tennis Tournament

Seed

Team

Conf. Record

#1

Meredith

8-1

#2

N.C. Wesleyan

8-1

#3

Methodist

8-1

#4

Christopher Newport

6-3

#5

Greensboro

5-4

#6

Shenandoah

4-5

#7

Mary Baldwin

2-7

#8

Peace

2-7

#9

Ferrum

2-7

#10

Averett

0-9


Women's Tennis Tournament Schedule

First Round - Tuesday, April 10, 2012
#10 Averett - 2   #7 Mary Baldwin - 7
#9 Ferrum - 4   #8 Peace - 5

Quarterfinals - Friday, April 13, 2012 - Burlington, NC
#8 Peace vs. #1 Meredith - 9:00am
#7 Mary Baldwin vs. #2 N.C. Wesleyan - 9:00am
#6 Shenandoah vs. #3 Methodist - 9:00am
#5 Greensboro vs. #4 Christopher Newport - 9:00am

Semifinals - Saturday, April 14, 2012 - Burlington, NC
#5/#4 Winner vs. #9or#8/#1 Winner – 10:00am
#6/#3 Winner vs. #7or#10/#2 Winner – 10:00am

Finals - Sunday, April 15, 2012 - Burlington, NC
Semifinal Winners - 10:00am

 

2012 Softball Tournament

Seed

Team

Conf. Record

#1

Christopher Newport

15-3

#2

Meredith

12-6

#3

Ferrum

12-6

#4

Methodist

12-6

#5

Greensboro

10-8

#6

Shenandoah

9-9

#7

Averett

8-10

#8

Peace

7-11

#9

N.C. Wesleyan

5-13

#10

Mary Baldwin

0-18


Softball Tournament Schedule

Day #1 - Friday, April 13, 2012
Game #1 - #8 Peace vs. #9 N.C. Wesleyan - 9:00am
Game #2 - #7 Averett vs. #10 Mary Baldwin - 9:00am
Game #3 - #4 Methodist vs. #5 Greensboro - 11:00am
Game #4 - #3 Ferrum vs. #6 Shenandoah - 11:00am
Game #5 - Winner of Game #1 vs. #1 Christopher Newport - 1:00pm
Game #6 - Winner of Game #2 vs. #2 Meredith - 1:00pm
Game #7 - Loser of Game #2 vs. Loser of Game #3 - 3:00pm
Game #8 - Loser of Game #1 vs. Loser of Game #4 - 3:00pm

Day #2 - Saturday, April 14, 2012
Game #9 - Winner of Game #7 vs. Loser of Game #5 - 10:00am
Game #10 - Winner of Game #8 vs. Loser of Game #6 - 10:00am
Game #11 - Winner of Game #3 vs. Winner of Game #5 - 12:00pm
Game #12 - Winner of Game #4 vs. Winner of Game #6 - 12:00pm
Game #13 - Winner of Game #9 vs. Loser of Game #12 - 2:00pm
Game #14 - Winner of Game #10 vs. Loser of Game #11 - 2:00pm
Game #15 - Winner of Game #11 vs. Winner of Game #12 - 4:00pm
Game #16 - Winner of Game #13 vs. Winner of Game #14 - 4:00pm

Day #3 - Sunday, April 15, 2012
Game #17 - Winner of Game #16 vs. Loser of Game #15 - 10:00am
Game #18 - Winner of Game #15 vs. Winner of Game #17 - 1:00pm
Game #19 - same teams as Game #18 (if necessary) - 3:00pm