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February 5, 2020 | The Clarion
Women's Tennis picked
third in West Division
By Joseph Marvin
Assistant Sports Information Director
BREVARD, N.C. - The Brevard College
women’s tennis team has been selected to finish
in third place in the USA South Conference
West Division as the conference released its
annual Preseason Coaches’ Poll.
Defending West Division champion Piedmont
College was voted as the preseason favorite, as
the Lions received eight first-place votes and
64 total points in the poll. Huntingdon College
finished just ahead of the Tornados, as the
Hawks garnered 53 points to BC’s 48.
Covenant College received the lone remaining
first-place vote, but finished behind Brevard in
the fourth spot with 43 total points. Maryville
College finished slightly ahead of LaGrange
College, 36 points to 35 points, while Wesleyan
College (seventh place, 17 points), Agnes Scott
College (eighth place, 15 points), and Berea
College (ninth place, 13 points) round out the
west side of the conference.
NC Wesleyan College was selected as the
preseason favorite for the East Division, as
the Battling Bishops secured eight first-place
selections along with 64 points.
The Tornados enter the 2020 Spring campaign
after a monumental 2018-19 season that saw
Brevard finish with a 12-6 record, its first
winning record since 2011-12 while stringing
together a 10-match win streak that tied the
program's longest in the NCAA-era.
Brevard returns six players from its 2018-19
team while welcoming five newcomers to the
squad. The Tornados will look to be led by
senior captain Samantha Sepe, who compiled
13-2 record in number-one singles action last
season. Sepe went undefeated in USA South
singles matches last season, cruising to an 8-0
record while boasting an 11 -2 overall record in
number-one doubles action.
BC’s Fall portion of the 2019-20 schedule
was highlighted by a successful trip to the
Battle of the Blue Ridge individual tournament
hosted by Sweet Briar College at the Dennis
Van Der Meer Tennis Center in Sweet Briar,
Virginia. Brevard College freshmen Sarah
locovozzi and Allison Kogoy each won
singles championships at the event to lead the
The Tornados enter the Spring portion
of their schedule with a 1-2 overall record.
Brevard earned a dominant 8-1 team victory
over Pfeiffer University in Misenheimer, North
Carolina on September 29, 2019.
Brevard College women’s tennis, led by
first-year Head Coach Brad Jones, will open up
its Spring season on Tuesday, February 11 at
the McCoy Tennis Complex against Southern
Wesleyan University at 3 p.m.
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surrounding Brevard College Athletics, follow
the Tornados on Twitter and Instagram @
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follow "brevardcollege" on Flickr for the latest
photos from all Brevard College events.
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Freshman Allison Kogoy sends over a forehand return during a match at Sweet Briar.