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Lady Eagles capture 7th straight BSC tennis title

The Winthrop women's tennis team, has claimed its seventh consecutive Big South regular-season title and the No. 1 seed in this week's Big South Women's Tennis Championship, which begins Thursday in Rock Hill.

The Lady Eagles have won 10 Big South Championships and 12 regular-season titles. Winthrop finished the season with a 5-0 League mark and an 11-11 overall record.

Last year's No. 5 seed Liberty earns the No. 2 seed at 4-1, while defending Conference Champion, Coastal Carolina and last year's No. 3 seed Charleston Southern seed tied for third place.

The Lady Chanticleers receive the No. 3 seed due to its win over the Lady Bucs during the season. High Point secures the fifth seed at 2-4.

Due to Radford's win over UNC Asheville earlier today, the Highlanders capture the No. 6 seed at 1-5 and the Bulldogs earn the No. 7 seed at 0-6.

• SOFTBALL -- Mallory Hogan went 2-for-3 with a first-inning three-run home run to lead Winthrop to a three-game sweep over Birmingham-Southern with an 8-0 victory in five innings Sunday at Terry Field.

Hogan didn't waste any time getting the Eagles on the scoreboard as she hit a laser over the left-field fence with Stephanie Reid and Tessa Thomas aboard. That propelled the Eagle offense to eight runs in five innings as they improve to 25-15 overall and 8-1 in the Big South. Birmingham-Southern fell to 25-21 overall and 2-7 in the league.

"It was great to get a sweep from a conference foe at home," said coach Mark Cooke. "Our pitching was very good and we had timely hitting. I felt we just played well in all three games and seemed to dominate in every aspect. We got production from a lot of different players this weekend."

• MEN'S TENNIS -- The 64th ranked Radford men's tennis team, has claimed its third-straight Big South regular-season title, and the No. 1 seed in this week's Big South Men's Tennis Championship, which begins Thursday in Rock Hill.

Winthrop tied for fifth place at 2-4 and will be the sixth seed.

• MEN'S TENNIS -- In Radford, Va., the Winthrop men's tennis team traveled to Big South Conference foe Radford on Saturday, dropping the match 5-2 to the Highlanders.

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