HARROGATE, TN -- On Monday afternoon, the Lincoln Memorial University women't tennis team won a 5-4 thriller over the Brevard College Tornados at the LMU Tennis Complex to keep pace in South Atlantic Conference play. With the win, the Lady Railsplitters improve to 5-4 in SAC play and 11-5 on the season. Brevard College falls to 4-3 in the SAC and 11-8 overall.
The Lady 'Splitters got off to a quick start as they took two of three in doubles play. Sofia Lopez Mimendi and Leah Donoff defeated Claire Dillman and Michelle Prata in the top spot, 8-3. With that victory, Mimendi reached a crowning acheivement as she tied the all-time record for career doubles wins at Lincoln Memorial University with 63.
Aura Penalosa and Logan Hubbs picked up an 8-4 victory over Elise Labus and Ana Drummond in the third spot to secure doubles play. The Lady Railsplitters would drop the second position as Jennifer Nyman and Lindsay Hostetter defeated Alexandra Granger and Shena Joseph, 8-6.
Doubles would fall as the difference as the two teams would split singles play on the afternoon. Donoff grabbed another win on the day as she defeated Hostetter, 6-3, 6-2, at the top spot.
The second and third spots would belong to the Tornados as Dillman handed Mimendi a rare loss in the second spot, as she rolled to a 6-2, 6-1 victory. Hubbs dropped a heartbreaker in the third spot, falling to Prata, 6-7 (4-7), 6-4, 6-3.
Granger evened singles play with a 6-1, 6-4 victory over Labus in the fourth spot. Joseph was defeated in the fifth spot in a nail biter, 4-6, 6-3, 10-6.
Aura Penalosa rounded out the afternoon and gave the Lady 'Splitters the victory with a 6-0, 6-0 win over Drummond in the sixth spot.
LMU will be back in action tomorrow afternoon as they host Milligan College for a nonconference matchup. The matches are set to kickoff at 3 p.m. at the LMU Tennis Complex.