Brescia University Senior Kelsey Hurrigan closed out her tennis career with 4 victories over the weekend at the KIAC Conference Tournament.
Hurrigan posted wins at # 1 singles and # 2 doubles, with partner LeAnne Myers, to lead the Bearcats past Berea College in the opening round. Brescia swept the doubles with wins from Alejandra Matiz and Tarsila Duck at # 1 and Erin Harper and Ginny Beaven at # 3. Matiz finished the match with a 6-2,6-2 win at # 2 singles to send Brescia to the conference semi-finals against Asbury University.
Hurrigan and Myers got the Bearcats off to a good start with an 8-6 win at #2 doubles but Asbury pulled out #1 doubles with an 8-6 defeat of Matiz and Duck to go up 2-1 after the doubles action. It was the first conference loss of the year for the pair.
Hurrigan and Matiz posted quick wins to draw to Brescia to 3-4 down and Duck led her #4 singles match 6-2,3-0 when Asbury closed it out with a victory at #6 singles.
Brescia University finished at 7-6 on the year and third in the KIAC with a 5-3 conference record.
Kelsey Hurrigan was selected to the all-conference team for the fourth straight year and was named KIAC Player of the Year. Kelsey was undefeated in conference singles play this year, going 10-0. The senior from Versailles, KY closed out her career with an overall record of 99-37 including an impressive 52-9 dual match singles record.
"What an impressive career she has had," said head coach Jack Etchison. "Kelsey has been a leader on the court for four years, worked one sometimes two jobs off-campus, been an R.A. and student activities leader and maintained a GPA over 3.0. She has been a dominate player for us ever since she arrived on campus. I am so proud of her and she definitely deserved the award."
A Brescia University women's tennis player has been selected as player of the year three of the last four years. Hurrigan joins past winners Mona Blauen and Sofia Pacifico.
Alejandra Matiz was named to the KIAC All Conference Women's Tennis Team for the second straight year.