Blue Raiders sweep Bethel 9-0 heading into postseason play
COLUMBIA, Ky. -- The Lindsey Wilson College women's tennis team closed out the 2012 regular season with a sweep of visiting Bethel (Tenn.) University today at Henry Baughman Tennis Complex.
The No. 12-ranked Blue Raiders (13-3) dropped just 10 games in the 9-0 win and enters the postseason next week winners of three straight and 12 of their last 13. Bethel falls to 6-10 on the season with the loss.
Lindsey Wilson cruised through doubles play as the top-seeded pair of Trina Slapeka and Slavica Milanovic defeated Dasha Klyuyenko and Allison Adock 8-0. Anna Gaprindashvili and Rocio Cardo matched Slapeka and Milanovic's score with an 8-0 win of their own over Krisani Boyd and Jerrica Corley in No. 2 doubles.
Lindsey Wilson's Laura Vergara and Diana Gerlakh made it a clean sweep of the three doubles points following their 8-2 win over Michella Douglas and Connie Oliver in the No. 2-seeded doubles match.
Lindsey Wilson continued its dominance in the singles.
Three matches ended with scores of 6-0, 6-0 as Slapeka, Gerlakh and Vergara finished with a perfect singles match to help the Blue Raiders claim the win.
Milanovic, Gaprindashvili and Cardo also claimed straight set victories in the win.
Lindsey Wilson -- who finished the Mid-South Conference with a 6-0 regular season record -- earned the opening round bye as the tournament's top seed in next weekend's conference tournament in Lexington, Ky.
The Blue Raiders face the winner of fourth-seeded University of the Cumberlands (Ky.) and fifth-seeded UVa.-Wise on Friday, April 20 at the University of Kentucky Boone Tennis Center.