Dalton At Tusculum College Tennis Postponed

Friday, February 14, 2014 - by Bob Beavers

The Dalton State men’s and women’s tennis action scheduled for Sunday afternoon at Tusculum College in Greeneville, Tn. has been rescheduled for Palm Sunday, April 13.

The Roadrunners were scheduled to travel to Tusculum this Sunday, but Pioneers coaches say inclement weather has made the courts unplayable.

The Tusculum men and women have each been picked to finish second in the NCAA Division II South Atlantic Conference.

Six of the seven athletes on Tusculum’s women’s team are from Georgia, including Calhoun High graduate Kate Hutchinson. The 5’8” junior is the Pioneers’ No. 1 singles flight player.

There is only one Georgian on the men’s team. Calhoun High grad Joseph Elphingstone is a 5’ 10” junior with winning credentials.

With the postponement of Sunday’s scheduled action, Dalton State’s next competition will be on Friday, February 21, when the men and women travel to SCAD Atlanta.  SCAD home matches are held at the Bitsy Grant Tennis Center on Northside Drive in Atlanta.

The Bees are a member of the NAIA’s Appalachian Athletic Conference. There no Georgians on The SCAD Atlanta women’s team, but 7’7” freshman Natalie Palmer is from Signal Mountain, Tn The Bees finished last season ranked No. 15 in the National NAIA poll. They were ranked 14th in the Pre-Season Poll released in January.


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