Kearstin Bruther named HCAC Player of the Week for Women’s Tennis

Kearstin Bruther named HCAC Player of the Week for Women’s Tennis

Greenwood, Ind. – Transylvania women's tennis junior Kearstin Bruther has been selected as the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Women's Tennis Player of the Week for the week ending September 10.

Bruther, a junior from Hanover, Indiana, stood out this weekend as the Pioneers carved a trail around Central Ohio, competing against three teams in two days.

In Saturday's weekend-opening match against Capital, Bruther produced a pair of wins to lead Transylvania to a 7-2 win against Capital. Bruther teamed with sophomore Lucy Herrington to power to an 8-1 win in No. 3 doubles, and followed with a resounding 6-1, 6-0 win in No. 5 singles.

While Transylvania fell 6-3 at Ohio Wesleyan in its Saturday afternoon match, Bruther provided two of the three match victories. Bruther and Herrington again cruised to an 8-4 doubles win before Bruther prevailed in a 6-4, 6-1 singles match. Bruther wrapped up her weekend with an 8-6 doubles victory against Otterbein on Sunday. Coupled with another pair of midweek wins in a dual match at Midway University, Bruther went 7-1 on the week.

Bruther's award is the first of the season for Transylvania women's tennis and the first of Bruther's career.

Bruther and the Pioneers commence HCAC regular season play on Wednesday, September 20 in Lexington, Kentucky as they host the Mount St. Joseph University Lions. The match is scheduled for a 4:00 p.m. start.

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