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Sports — Tennis begins season strong The Clarion | February 27, 2009 by Johnny "Stats" Lange Sports Editor Despite the weather still making it feel like the dead of winter, the Brevard Col lege men’s and women’s teimis teams are already back into the swing of things having started their seasons. Currently the women have a2-2 record (0-1 in the SouthAtlantic Conference) while the men stand at 2-1 (also 0-1 in the SAC.) Both teams opened up their campaigns at North Georgia on February 12th at North Georgia. The men were able to open up with a 5-4 win and the ladies followed suit routing the Saints 8-1. After both teams suffered losses to Wingate in their conference opener, they took on Queens University of Charlotte. The women defeated the Royals 6-3 and the men defeated the then No. 36 ranked squad 5-4. On Tuesday the women team took on NCAADivision I opponent Western Caroh- na. Despite suffering a 7-2 loss, sophomore number one singles player Lindsay Shaeffer saw a benefit out of the defeat. “It’s good to see a little tougher competi tion to prepare for the rest of the season,” said Shaeffer Both the male and female Tornados hit the road again for a match on Saturday at Pfeiffer Their next home match is on Wednesday March 3rd against Carson Newman with the match starting at 2 p.m. Mens basketball hopes to secure tourney spot this weekend by Johnny "Stats" Lange Sports Editor Despite losing to Newberry 73-62 on Wednesday night, the Brevard College men’s basketball team is still in the hunt for a SouthAtlantic Conference tournament bid. Thanks to a Carson-Newman loss to Catawba College, 92-84, the Tornados remained tied with the Eagles entering the final weekend of the regular season. Against Newberry, junior Jonathan Whitson again led the team in scoring and rebounding, putting in 20 points and grabbing 12 boards. Senior Joseph Chil ton also scored in double figures with 11 points and junior Cody Siniard chipped in with 9 points. Carson-Newman and the Tornados both have a conference record of 3-12 entering into the final games of the season. BC takes on Catawba while the Eagles will challenge Wingate. To break down a confusing conference picture, the Tornados hold down the tie breaker in having defeated a higher seed (Wingate) earher than the Eagles have. If both teams win or lose on Saturday the Tor nados are in the conference tournament, via the tiebreaker Brevard is in automatically with a win, but if B.C. loses and Carson- Newman wins the Eagles advance. The Tornados game at Catawba follows the women’s game which tips off at 2 p.m. The game can be hstened to either on WSQL 1240 AM or on www.bctoma- dos.com . If the Tornados advance to the conference tournament they will be on the road at a team to be determined by games on Saturday. HOW Brevard gets in: Several scenarios can play out this weekend resulting in the BC mens basketball team receiving the final bid to the SAC tournament. They are as follows: BC wins at Catawba while Carson-Newman loses at home to Wingate, giving the bid to Brevard outright. If BC loses and Carson- Newman loses, BC will be in if Lincoln Memorial loses at home to Newberry. Fun-for-all Disc golf tournament gives WNCDGA highest turnout of season by John Christy Contributor There was blood, there were tears, and above all there were hippies. The Western North Carolina Disc Golf Association hosted an intercolligate disc golf tour nament here at Brevard College date?. Dreadlocks and Birkenstocks were found all over Brevard College campus and the smell of Patchouli and defeat rose high into the early spring sky. Max, a BC student, took third with a score of 59. His tenacious play was described as “electrilying” by Daniel Heyman, another competitor Max tied for first place with his score and came in third in a playoff. JerBear G. Rymes, a Brevard College stu dent, described the event as “a wubullouse world of fun.” Students from all over Bre vard College played in the event and gave Brevard the win in numbers of how many people showed up. The event took the col lege by storm and gave the Western North Carolina Disc Golf Association its highest showing of the year MAKE SmUl TO CHECK OUT "BCTORXADOS.COM" FOR ALL YOlJK BC SPORTS XEM S.