The Brenau University tennis team opened the NAIA National Tennis Championship with a 9-0 win against Bethel (Ks.) on Tuesday in Mobile, Ala.
Paula Ghilardotti led the Golden Tigers with two wins on the day.
Lyn See Choo, Jolene Wong, Hannah Thompson, Liubov Orlova and Nelli Martirosyan swept singles. The teams of Thompson/Choo, Ghilardotti/Wong and Natalia Aranguren/Orlova secured the shutout in doubles.Brenau advances to the second round, where they face seventh-ranked Azuza Pacific (Ca.) at 1 p.m. today.