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2011 Landmark Title by Greyhounds Named as Landmark Conference Top Moment for Women's Tennis

2011 Landmark Title by Greyhounds Named as Landmark Conference Top Moment for Women's Tennis

TOWSON, Md. --- The 2016-17 season marks the 10-year anniversary for the Landmark Conference. As part of the buildup to each sport's championship season, fans were asked to select their favorite moment from the first decade from a list created by members of the conference. Each winning moment will be announced prior to the conference championship.

After the final round of voting, Moravian College winning the 2011 Landmark Conference title to advance to the NCAA Division III Tournament received 68 percent of the votes while The University of Scranton winning the programs third straight title came in second. Elizabethtown College repeating as Landmark champions came in third to round out the poll.

On April 30, 2011, second seeded Moravian defeated fourth seed The University of Scranton, 5-4, to win the 2011 Landmark Conference Championship at Hoffman Courts. With the win, the Greyhounds clinched the conference's automatic berth to the 2011 NCAA Division III National Championships.

The conference title is the third Landmark Conference Championship for the Greyhounds and the program's 11th conference championship in the last 17 years under the direction of head coach Dawn Ketterman-Benner. Moravian reached the conference title match in each of the last 17 seasons through 2011 and had a record of 6-3 at Hoffman Courts with the title on the line. The match also marked the sixth time that the Greyhounds and Royals have met for the conference championship with Moravian winning five of those matches.

Moravian had a 2-1 lead after doubles action with a victories from senior Kerry McKinley and sophomore Chelsea Ott at first doubles, McKinley's 47th career win to move into second in school history, and freshman Katie Zien and Erica Venuti at third doubles. The team almost led 3-0 with senior Elizabeth Endy and sophomore Stephanie Cox dropping a 9-8 (7-5) decision at second doubles.

The Greyhounds then won three of the singles matches to win the conference title. Ott won her first singles contest in straight sets for a 3-1 lead for Moravian; however, Scranton captured the next three matches to finish, third, fifth and sixth singles, to take a 4-3 lead. Zien would post a three-set win at fourth singles to tie the contest before McKinley captured the championship with a three-set win at second singles, her 52nd career win.