GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- The Tusculum women's tennis team remained undefeated with a come-from-behind 5-4 victory over Queens in South Atlantic Conference action Sunday afternoon at the Nichols Tennis Complex.
The 13th-ranked Pioneers (17-0, 7-0 SAC) won the final three singles matches against the 37th-ranked Royals (10-3, 6-2 SAC) to stay perfect on the season. Angelica De Vincenzis won the clinching match for the Pioneers with a 5-7, 6-3, 6-4 win over Isabel Fornies at flight five.
In the first half of singles play, the Pioneers went to three sets in two of the three matches, winning at flight three as 68th-ranked Annie McCullough defeated Sasha Davidzenka 6-0, 2-6, 6-4. Caitlin McCullough began the comeback for the Pioneers with a 7-5, 6-1 win over Nielsen at flight four, and Mota tied the match at 4-4 with a 6-4, 6-4 victory over Bolson at flight six.
After dropping the first set but coming back to win the second set, De Vincenzis trailed Fornies 3-0 in the third set. After winning the next three games to even the set at 3-3, De Vincenzis fell behind 4-3 but then won three in a row to clinch the victory for the Pioneers.
Tusculum will face their second consecutive nationally-ranked opponent on Monday as the Pioneers visit 21st-ranked Wingate for an 11 a.m. match. The Bulldogs have won 66 consecutive conference regular-season matches since losing to the Pioneers in 2012.