Lincoln Memorial picks up 5-4 win over Tusculum

Lincoln Memorial picks up 5-4 win over Tusculum
Box score HARROGATE, Tenn. ---

Lincoln Memorial University defeated Tusculum College 5-4 in a South Atlantic Conference Women's tennis match Saturday afternoon.

The Railsplitters (10-5, 4-4 SAC) won two of three doubles matches and captured the first three singles matches to clinch the win over the Pioneers (15-3, 6-2 SAC), who won the final three singles matches to narrow the final margin.

Tusculum picked up a doubles win at flight two, as Courtney Conley and Taylor Patterson defeated Shena Joseph and Alexandra Granger 8-3. The Pioneer duo improved their season record to 13-2 with the win.

In singles play, Patterson defeated Granger 6-0, 6-2 at flight four, Kate Hutchinson downed Joseph 6-4, 6-3 at flight five and Megan Buckmaster won 6-4, 7-5 at flight six over Aura Penalosa. Patterson's victory was her team-best 15th singles win this season.

The Pioneers, who have already clinched a berth in the upcoming Food Lion SAC Tournament, will finish their regular season Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. against Brevard at the Nichols Tennis Complex. Tusculum will honor its three seniors - Katelyn Doss, Katie Hillis and Kristen Keefer - prior to the match.

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