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Women's Tennis - Wed, May 17, 2017

Mobile, AL – #9 LSUA rallied in singles action to stun #8 Northwestern Ohio, defeating the Racers 5-3 Wednesday afternoon to clinch a spot in the NAIA National Championship Tournament quarterfinals for the first time in the program's three-year history.

The Generals started slow, allowing the Racers to jump out to a 2-1 lead with LSUA's lone win in doubles coming in the #3 match-up as Maria Emilia Montenegro and Betsabet Vasquez Hidalgo won 8-3.

But LSUA quickly made up the deficit in singles play as Paula Gordillo tied the team score at 2-2 by shutting out her opponent in the #6 match, 6-0, 6-0. Maria Emilia Montenegro gave LSUA the lead by dominating the #5 match, 6-0, 6-1.

The final two points to clinch the match would not come easy, but Sara Andrade put the Generals on the verge of victory with a 7-5, 7-6 win in the battle of each team's top player. Betsabet Vasquez Hidalgo got the historic point for LSUA as she came back from a game down to win the #4 match 1-6, 6-4, 6-2 and clinch the match for the Generals.

The Generals (19-3) now move on to the quarterfinals for the first time, where LSUA will meet up with the #1 seed and undefeated defending national champion Georgia Gwinnett Grizzlies (23-0). Opening serve for the quarterfinal match is set for 1:00 P.M. at the Mobile Tennis Center.

NAIA National Championship Tournament - Second Round
 LSUANorthwestern OhioWinnerScore
Doubles #1Sara Andrade/Gisela AmorAmanda Schneider/Alisa ReshetnikovaUNOH8-2
Doubles #2Laia Charles/Paula GordilloVladica Djurdjvic/Raquel MarquesUNOH8-1
Doubles #3Maria Emilia Montenegro/Betsabet Vasquez HidalgoAna Lacerda/Xiomara AguilarLSUA8-3
Singles #1Sara AndradeAmanda SchneiderLSUA7-5, 7-6
Singles #2Gisela AmorAlisa ReshetnikovaLSUA6-4, 6-4
Singles #3Laia CharlesVladica DjurdjvicUNF-----------------
Singles #4Betsabet Vasquez HidalgoRaquel MarquesLSUA1-6, 6-4, 6-2
Singles #5Maria Emilia MontenegroAna LacerdaLSUA6-0, 6-1
Singles #6Paula GordilloWhitney VisopelLSUA6-0, 6-0
FINAL  LSUA5-3