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The College of Charleston tennis program has much to celebrate today as both the men's and women's tennis teams claimed the Southern Conference titles on Monday.
For the fourth-straight year, the No. 65-ranked College of Charleston women's tennis team punched its ticket to the NCAA Tournament by defeating top-seeded and undefeated regular-season champion UNCG, 4-0, in the finals of the 2012 Southern Conference Tennis Championships held on Monday afternoon at the CofC Tennis Center.
The Cougars' (25-5) four-peat ties as the second-longest tournament win streak in league history behind Furman, who won five in a row from 1998-2002 and 2004-08 and four in a row from 1991-94.
As for the fellas?
After a nine-year absence, the top-seeded College of Charleston men's tennis team claimed their first Southern Conference championship title since 2003 with a 4-0 shutout of second-seeded Samford in the finals of the 2012 SoCon Tennis Championships held on Monday afternoon at the CofC Tennis Center.
The Cougars (18-4) last earned the league's automatic NCAA Tournament bid with a 4-1 victory over former SoCon member East Tennessee State at The Citadel's Earle Tennis Center in 2003. The win avenged a 4-0 loss to the Bulldogs (17-5) in last year's tournament finals in Chattanooga, Tenn.