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Mobile, Ala. – After a delayed start due to early morning weather, it was Georgia Gwinnett and Keiser who went to war under the lights at the Mobile Tennis Center for the 2024 NAIA Women’s Tennis National Championship.

As two of the perennial powerhouses of NAIA tennis, it was Georgia Gwinnett who once again got the best of Keiser as they would comeback from being down 3-1 to winning 4-3 to claim their eighth consecutive NAIA National Championship.

During the match, it was Keiser who stuck first, winning the doubles point as well as straight-set singles wins at the No. 3 and No. 5 singles positions.

Not phased by the momentum of the match, Georgia Gwinnett would outlast the storm and would put their first point on the board with a 6-2, 6-2 win from Versace Gatti at the No. 4 singles position.

Going three sets in the three remaining singles courts, the Grizzlies would see Justine Lespes collect a 5-7, 6-4, 6-4 win, while Iryna Lysykh won 6-7 (2-7), 7-5, 6-4 from the No. 2 position, and the match-clincher would come from Stephanie Fernandez at the No. 6 singles position, earning a 1-6, 7-6 (7-5), 6-4 victory.

After the match, Justine Lespes was named the Marvin P. Richmond Outstanding Player, this is the second consecutive year in which Lespes has been named the most outstanding player.

Additionally, Georgia Gwinnett head coach Hannah Keeling was named the 2024 NAIA Women’s Tennis Coach of the Year. This was the second-straight year she has won this honor and she has won both the men’s and women’s coach of the year honors every season as the head coach of the Grizzlies.

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