The LaGrange women's tennis team clinched a berth in next weeks USA South Tournament by beating visiting Piedmont 5-4 on Saturday.
Sophomore Betsy Markham won the decisive match at #6 singles. She beat Val Zhurakovskaya in straight sets, 6-2 and 6-3.
Piedmont led 2-1 after the doubles matches. The Panthers rallied by taking four of the six singles matches. In addition to Markham; Jenna Eppes, Liz Minick, and Jia Lee won at #1, #3, and #4 singles.
The Panthers host Covenant in a USA South match Saturday. Senior Denney Meigs will be honored before the match.
1. Jenna Eppes (LCW) def. Morgan Buchholz (PCW) 6-3, 6-4
2. Amanda Blackwell (PCW) def. Elizabeth Knott (LCW) 6-4, 2-6, 7-5
3. Liz Minick (LCW) def. Simona Floyd (PCW) 4-6, 6-2, 6-2
4. Jia Lee (LCW) def. Durden Smith (PCW) 6-2, 6-0
5. Karina Rivera (PCW) def. Denney Meigs (LCW) 7-5, 6-2
6. Betsy Markham (LCW) def. V. Zhurakovskaya (PCW) 6-2, 6-3
1. Morgan Buchholz/Amanda Blackwell (PCW) def. Jenna Eppes/Elizabeth Knott (LCW) 9-7
2. Liz Minick/Denney Meigs (LCW) def. Karina Rivera/Durden Smith (PCW) 8-5
3. Tabea Soelter/Simona Floyd (PCW) def. Jia Lee/Carli Jones (LCW) 8-4
Tabea Soelter (PCW) def. Carli Jones (LCW) 8-4