SEWANEE, Tenn.—Agnes Scott Tennis overcame warm conditions and long waits to notch four wins on day one of the 2017 Division III Intercollegiate Tennis Association South Invitational at The University of the South. All four Scotties registered at least one victory between singles and doubles action in the Atlantic draw.
Seeing live competition for the first time during the 2017-18 season, Agnes Scott saw a 0-4 start to the day in singles competition. However, the Scotties quickly rebounded with a pair of victories by sophomore Lizzy Engsberg (Atlanta, Ga.) and Jasmine Keiler (Newnan, Ga.). Engsberg shook off a close loss to Sewanee senior Meredith Heitland (4-6, 3-6) by handling Jabreann Thigpen of Belhaven in straight sets—6-1, 6-0. Keiler also took down a Blazer player with a 6-0, 6-3 result over Katelyn Head.
The Scotties also found success on the doubles courts. Camille Wilson (Cincinnati, Ohio) and Keiler were knocked off by Centre in the opening match of the Atlantic draw, but bounced back to beat a Rhodes duo 8-2.
Taylor Lee (Alpharetta, Ga.) and Engsberg blanked Belhaven's second flight before playing in one of the most exciting matches of the day to close things out. Lee and Engsberg hung within a break of Oglethorpe's Halley Sickling (Smyrna, Ga.) and Elizabeth Bielicki (Duluth, Ga.) before the Stormy Petrels were able to pull it out, 8-5, to advance to the final four of the draw.
The Scotties will resume play on Saturday morning to close out their trip.
You can find all match results HERE.