Men's Tennis Comes up Short at Virginia State
By Luke Christiansen
BUENA VISTA, Va.—Playing on the road, the Southern Virginia University men's tennis team fell to host Virginia State University Tuesday afternoon, 8-1, at the VSU Tennis Courts in Ettrick, Va.
During doubles competition, the Southern Virginia duos went 1-2 on the day. Brothers Adam and Brian Blocher earned a hard-fought 10-9 victory over VSU's K'Wmane Tonkins and Delwin McCurdy. Freshmen Cooper Brown and Zac Bowers fell 8-4 to VSU's Nicholas Pfab and Evan Dirksen, while Pradeep Ravisankar and Dallin Evans fell 8-1 to VCU's Matthew Brown and Nicholas Brown.
In singles play, Pradeep Ravisankar fell to VSU's Matthew Brown by a 6-3, 6-1 score while Dallin Evans dropped a matchup with VSU's Nicholas Brown, 6-2, 3-6, 10-7. Nicholas Pfab of Virginia State defeated Southern Virginia's Cooper Brown by a 6-4, 6-4 score followed by VSU's Evan Dirksen defeating Zac Bower 6-4, 6-1. Adam Blocher fell 6-1, 6-4 to K'Wmane Tonkins, while VSU's Delwin McCurdy defeated Brian Blocher 6-4, 6-1 to close the meet.
Men's tennis next competes on Saturday, Mar. 15 at home against Mary Washington. The match is slated to begin at 4 p.m. at The Fields in Buena Vista, Va.
Tennis Match Results
Virginia State University vs Southern Virginia University
Mar 11, 2014 at Ettrick, Va.
VSU Tennis Courts
Virginia State University 8, Southern Virginia University 1
1. Matthew Brown (VSU) def. Pradeep Ravisankar (SVUM) 6-3, 6-1
2. Nicholas Brown (VSU) def. Dallin Evans (SVUM) 6-2, 3-6, 10-7
3. Nicholas Pfab (VSU) def. Cooper Brown (SVUM) 6-4, 6-4
4. Evan Dirksen (VSU) def. Zac Bowers (SVUM) 6-4, 6-1
5. K'Wmane Tonkins (VSU) def. Adam Blocher (SVUM) 6-1, 6-4
6. Delwin McCurdy (VSU) def. Brian Blocher (SVUM) 6-4, 6-1
1. Matthew Brown/Nicholas Brown (VSU) def. Pradeep Ravisankar (SVUM) 6-3, 6-1
2. Nicholas Pfab/Evan Dirksen (VSU) def. Cooper Brown/Zac Bowers (SVUM) 8-4
3. Adam Blocher/Brian Blocher (SVUM) def. K'Wmane Tonkins/Delvin McCurdy 10-9 (7-5)