INDIAN WELLS, Calif. – The San Diego Christian women's tennis team defeated Arizona Christian 5-0 to win its first-ever GSAC Tournament Championship on Thursday.
The No. 6 team in the nation earned an automatic bid into the NAIA National Championship in Mobile, Ala. starting on May 16. San Diego Christian improved to 14-3 on the season and swept GSAC conference and tournament play.
"I can't be more proud for the team making history two times this season claiming the GSAC regular season championship and now the tournament championship!" head coach Priscilla Jensen said. "We thank God for helping us through this season and the women and their hard work athletically and academically. It's a blessing to bring home two trophies to SDC."
The Hawks got through doubles with ease as no set went above four for the visitors. Miriam Boeta and Brooke Ferslov-Jensen were done first with an 8-3 No. 3 doubles victory. Heather Borsos and Aleksandra Emelianova won at No. 2 doubles 8-4 before Brittany Augustine and Nadine Geschke won 8-2.
Needing only to win five matches, the Hawks did so quickly. Augustine won 6-1, 6-1 at No. 1 Singles for the fourth point of the match and Emelianova clinched it with a 6-2, 6-4 win at No. 3 Singles.
#6 #1 San Diego Christian 5, #14 #2 Arizona Christian 0
04/20/17 at Indian Wells, CA (Indian Wells Tennis Garden)
1. AUGUSTINE, Brittany (SDC) def. MORGAN, Mikayla (ACU) 6-1, 6-1
2. FERSLOV-JENSEN, Broo (SDC) vs. OKANO, Tia (ACU) 6-4, 1-0, unfinished
3. EMELIANOVA, Aleksand (SDC) def. COMPTON, Autria (ACU) 6-2, 6-4
4. GESCHKE, Nadine (SDC) vs. DREUX, Melanie (ACU) 6-3, 4-3, unfinished
5. BORSOS, Heather (SDC) vs. KELLEY, Elizabeth (ACU) 6-4, 5-2, unfinished
6. BOETA, Miriam (SDC) vs. SULLINS, Lauryn (ACU) 2-6, 4-1, unfinished
1. AUGUSTINE, Brittany/GESCHKE, Nadine (SDC) def. MORGAN, Mikayla/OKANO, Tia (ACU) 8-2
2. EMELIANOVA, Aleksand/BORSOS, Heather (SDC) def. COMPTON, Autria/DREUX, Melanie (ACU) 8-4
3. FERSLOV-JENSEN, Broo/BOETA, Miriam (SDC) def. KELLEY, Elizabeth/KELLEY, Jayci (ACU) 8-3
#2 Arizona Christian 17-8; National ranking #14
#1 San Diego Christian 14-3; National ranking #6
Order of finish: Doubles (3,2,1); Singles (1,3)
GSAC Tournament Final
Doubles Played First