The Erskine women’s tennis team, with Fleet coach Calhoun Parr, pose with their 10th consecutive Conference Carolinas tournament crown Sunday. (SUBMITTED)
The Erskine women’s tennis team, with Fleet coach Calhoun Parr, pose with their 10th consecutive Conference Carolinas tournament crown Sunday. (SUBMITTED)
SUMTER -- The Erskine College women’s tennis team won its 10th consecutive Conference Carolinas tournament championship Sunday with a 5-3 win against Pfeiffer.
“I’m proud of the team,” Fleet coach Calhoun Parr said. “They rose up to the challenge and played well.”
Pfeiffer, which lost 8-1 against the Fleet in their regular-season matchup, led at one point in five of Sunday’s six singles matches. Pfeiffer had also won the first set in four of the six singles matches. That was, though, after Erskine already had a 2-1 lead after doubles play.


But Erskine top singles seed Corin Hallman -- the tournament’s most valuable player -- won her first set, and Mika Goyette rebounded from a first-set loss to win the second. From there, Parr’s Fleet kept building the momentum until the match was clinched with one match still left to be finished.
“Pfeiffer is a good team,” Parr said. “They came into the match having lost once in the conference the whole year, and we were the only team that beat them. (Pfeiffer) played hard (Sunday), but we didn’t roll over.”
 
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