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 2nd nationally for student engagement and US News & World Report ranks Samford 86th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,729 students from 47 states and 30 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 1st nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.