WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. – Defending national champion Williams ended a historic season for The University of Scranton women's tennis on Friday morning, defeating the Royals 5-0 in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.
The Ephs, currently ranked 2nd in the nation, improve to 19-0 on the season with the 32nd consecutive season dating back to last spring and will take on either Johns Hopkins or The College of New Jersey in the regional championship tomorrow.
Scranton closes its record-breaking 2017-18 campaign with a 19-4 record. The Royals established a new program record for wins in a season, surpassing the previous record set in 1992 when the team went 14-1.
Included in this season's victories for Scranton were its first Landmark Conference championship since 2014, second-ever win in the NCAA Tournament and first since 2013, and a 10-match win streak that came to an end on Friday in the setback to Williams.
The Ephs came out strong on Friday, winning all three doubles matches in straight sets to take a 3-0 advantage into singles competition.
Williams, who is making its 25th straight appearance in the NCAA tournament and lead all of NCAA Division III with 10 national championships, closed out the match by winning in straight sets at #3 singles and #6 singles.