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Ferrum Women Win on Senior Day

SENIOR DAY (L-R): Addison Philpott, Coach Rod Baker, Alex Dixon, Morgan Scott.
SENIOR DAY (L-R): Addison Philpott, Coach Rod Baker, Alex Dixon, Morgan Scott.

FERRUM, Va. -- Ferrum College's women's tennis team picked up an Old Dominion Athletic Conference win over Sweet Briar College this afternoon at home, winning 8-1 at the Burrows-Skeens Tennis Courts.

Ferrum (7-10, 3-8 ODAC)
Sweet Briar (2-15, 0-10 ODAC)

Prior to the match, the Panthers held a special Senior Day ceremony to honor three players who will graduate this May; Morgan Scott, Alexandria Dixon and Addison Philpott.

Scott and her sister Mallory Scott hung on for a 9-7 win at #1 doubles to help Ferrum complete a sweep and grab the early 3-0 lead. Also winning in doubles were Dixon and Jordan Thompson at #2, and Autum Murray-Burns and Philpott at #3, both by identical 8-0 scores.

The Panthers then stormed through singles, winning five of six matches. Murray-Burns, Dixon, Thompson, Chelsea Zizzi and Hailee Green posted straight-set wins at #2-6, respectively, to wrap up the match and give Ferrum its seventh win this season.

1. Emily Wandling (SBC) def. Morgan Scott (FCW) 6-2, 7-6 (7-2)
2. Autum Murray-Burns (FCW) def. Lexi Culley (SBC) 6-3, 6-4
3. Alexandria Dixon (FCW) def. Lacey Tucker (SBC) 7-5, 6-0
4. Jordan Thompson (FCW) def. Ruth Lechner (SBC) 6-1, 6-0
5. Chelsea Zizzi (FCW) def. Emily Wrenn (SBC) 6-0, 6-0
6. Hailee Green (FCW) def. My-Xuan Hillengas (SBC) 6-1, 6-2

1. Morgan Scott/Mallory Scott (FCW) def. Emily Wandling/Lacey Tucker (SBC) 9-7
2. Alexandria Dixon/Jordan Thompson (FCW) def. Lexi Culley/Emily Wrenn (SBC) 8-0
3. Autum Murray-Burns/Addison Philpott (FCW) def. My-Xuan Hillengas/Ruth Lechner (SBC) 8-0

"Extremely proud of our team and especially the seniors. Everyone played with their heart on the line today. It was a great match to watch." --Head Coach Rod Baker

Baker's bunch will be back in action Wednesday, April 24, at Mary Baldwin University. The non-conference match is scheduled to begin at 3:00 p.m. in Staunton, Virginia.