GEORGETOWN, Texas – Southwestern University Pirates women's tennis player Stephanie Bartusov celebrated her birthday with a flawless performance in doubles and singles, helping the Pirates to a 9-0 victory over the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor.
Bartusov and Nina Elez defeated Emyleigh Johnson and Laurel Turco 8-0 in the No. 3 spot in doubles, with Mary Cardone and Mariana Quetzeri beating Alondra Torres Diaz and Shannon Kelly in the No. 2 spot while Esther Bowers and Cecile Wilde bested Alexandra Kyser and Payton Burk 8-1 in the No. 1.
"It was a great birthday gift for Stephanie to get a singles and doubles win, especially without dropping a game," Head Coach Billy Porter said. "Having Cece back was big and I thought she played well; as if she hadn't been away for a couple of days."
Wilde defeated Shannon Kelly in straight sets, 6-0 and 6-1. The Pirates did not drop a single game in the No. 1, 3, and 4 spots with Quetzeri defeating Kyser, Chandler Vrba defeating Burk, and Bartusov shutting out Johnson.
"Isabel continues to stay on fire getting another solid win at the bottom of our lineup," Porter said.
With the win, the Pirates end the regular season 16-2. Southwestern will compete in the SCAC Championships hosted by Austin College in Sherman, Texas. The three-day tournament starts Friday, April 19 at 9 a.m.