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Women’s Tennis Set for A-10 Championships; Face Dayton in First Round

by | Apr 24, 2023

Women’s Tennis starts A-10 Conference play this week.


DAVIDSON, N.C. – The Atlantic 10 Conference has released the 2023 Women’s Tennis Championship bracket on Monday, and the Wildcats were selected as the No. 6 seed. Davidson will face-off with the No. 11 seed, Dayton on Thursday at 11:30 a.m. in Orlando, Florida. 

The Wildcats finished the regular season with a 7-12 overall record and a 2-4 record in conference play with A-10 wins over George Washington, 5-2, and a win by default over George Mason.

In the all-time series, Davidson is a perfect 4-0 against Dayton going back to the 2016 season. Davidson last faced off with the Flyers last year in Charleston, South Carolina and came out with a 6-1 victory. In that matchup, the ‘Cats swept all three doubles matches while Josie Schaffer, Kavya Patel, and Franny Shea all earned singles victories. 

So far this season, the women’s tennis squad has been led by standout freshman Savanna Kollock. Kollock, who has been named Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Week in back-to-back weeks, enters the A-10 Tournament with an 11-4 overall record, a 3-0 conference mark, and is riding a five-match win streak in singles. She is 6-2 in the No. 5 singles slot and has won eight of her last ten matches. In doubles, she has paired nicely with senior Josie Schaffer. The duo is a perfect 7-0 in the No. 3 doubles slot and have won three straight coming into postseason play. 

The Flyers (8-12, 2-4 A-10) enter the A-10 Tournament having lost six of their last seven matches. Dayton is led in singles wins by Natalie Osiecki and Neena Katauskas who each have 13 wins this spring. Osiecki competed in the No. 1 singles spot for the Flyers and ended the regular season with a 10-10 mark while Katauskas competed in the No. 2 slot and accumulated an 11-9 record. That duo also combine as Dayton’s top doubles pairing and enter the weekend with a 5-1 conference record. 

First round, quarterfinal, and semifinal action will be streamed through the USTA website’s Playsight system, which allows viewers to select the court they wish to watch. Admission will be free for the A-10 Championships.

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