NORTH CANTON, Ohio - Just like the men's tennis team, the women's tennis team at Walsh University will face the Tiffin Dragons in the semifinals of the 2019 Great Midwest Women's Tennis Tournament this weekend. The tournament will start Friday (April 26) in Owensboro, Kentucky at Centre Courts.
Walsh is the number two seed, going up against the Dragons as the third seed at 5:30 PM Eastern on Friday.
The Cavaliers enter the tournament after a 15-8 regular season and a 6-1 conference slate. Walsh was victorious over Findlay (4-3), Tiffin (4-3), Cedarville (5-0), Davis & Elkins (4-0), Ursuline (7-0) and Kentucky Wesleyan (7-0). The only conference setback was to Hillsdale last month. Walsh has won their last three matches within the conference.
The team had five players reach double-digit wins in singles competition. Nicole Beidacki and Clara Drasch each ended the regular season with a 17-9 record. Drasch was 5-2 in G-MAC play while Beidacki was 4-2 in six matches within the conference. Mercedes Fernandez (11-13) and Sofia Khairutdinova (11-7) both finished with 11 wins overall. Khairutdinova had a 3-1 G-MAC record with Fernandez winning five of seven matches. Katharina Razum had ten wins on the season in singles play.
Beidacki and Fernandez combined for a 17-5 doubles record and a 6-1 record in the G-MAC. As number one doubles pair, they went 16-4 in dual play. The third doubles pair of Drasch and Parvanee Karimpour was 11-2 this season, going 5-1 in the conference.
Here is a full look at stats for the Cavaliers entering the postseason.