BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS – Seattle U women’s tennis reaches the end of their season this weekend as they head to the Western Athletic Conference Women’s Tennis Championships, held this year from April 26-28 in Brownsville, Texas, at the Brownsville Tennis Center.
The #6 Redhawks (5-15, 0-5 WAC) will start things off against #3 Kansas City (10-11, 3-2 WAC) on Friday at 7:00 a.m. PT. The winner of that matchup will take on #2 New Mexico State (13-9, 3-2 WAC) in the semifinals at 7:00 am PT the next day, with the victor of moving on to the finals. The other side of the bracket features #5 Chicago State (9-13, 2-3 WAC) and #4 UT Rio Grande Valley (7-11, 3-2 WAC) facing off in the first round, the winner of whom will play against #1 Grand Canyon (9-8, 4-1 WAC) at the same time on Saturday morning.
"We're at the endgame now," said Head Coach Joey Barnes. "Things are in the hands of our determination, desire, belief and trust. We've had a long road to get to this point, and I'm hoping to see us execute in the tough battle to come."
Sophomore Hannah Gianan led Seattle U with 21 total wins on the season, 11 of those wins coming in doubles play. She is closely followed by senior Lily-Ana Kreutzer, who also had 11 doubles victories plus eight singles wins, and sophomore Kyra Jung, who had eight singles and doubles wins apiece.
2019 WAC Women's Tennis Tournament
Friday, April 26
Match One: No. 4 UT Rio Grande Valley vs. No. 5 Chicago State, 7 a.m.
Match Two: No. 3 Kansas City vs. No. 6 Seattle U, 7 a.m.
Saturday, April 27
Match Three: No. 1 Kansas City vs. Winner Match One, 7 a.m.
Match Four: No. 2 New Mexico State vs. Winner Match Two, 7 a.m.
Sunday, April 28
Match Five: Winner Match Three vs. Winner Match Four, 7 a.m.