FRIDAY, APRIL 18, 2008
Women's tennis advances to A-Sun semifinals

April 18, 2008


JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. - The JU women's tennis team was all business on Thursday in the first round of the Atlantic Sun Conference Tournament.

The top-seeded Dolphins came out focused on the task at hand and beat eight-seeded Lipscomb, 5-0, to advance to the semifinals to face the winner of the Gardner-Webb/Campbell match.

"This was a solid win for us to get the tournament started," said JU head coach Shane Wood. "We came out with a game plan and executed, which helped us get off to a good start. We'll get some rest and get ready fro the semifinals tomorrow."

The Dolphins' doubles teams of Lena Willi/Fernanda Carrero and Lina Xu/Juliana Umeki secured the doubles point with victories of 8-4 and 8-1, respectively.

Xu led the way from her No. 1 singles position as well, notching a 6-1, 6-2 victory. Willi, Tatiana Soldatova and Carrero tallied the final three Dolphin points, each posting 6-0, 6-0 victories at Nos. 2, 3 and 6 singles.