Published on April 26, 2015 by Joey Mullins  
Tennis Champs 2015

The Samford University women's tennis team captured the 2015 Southern Conference Women's Tennis Championship with a 4-1 win over East Tennessee State University April 26. The victory marked Samford's first women's tennis title since joining the league in 2009.

The team will face nationally-ranked University of Alabama May 8 in the first round of the NCAA tournament. The match will be played in Tuscaloosa.

 
Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 66th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 104th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,683 students from 47 states and 19 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference, and ranks 3rd nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.