Men’s Tennis Tops Fall to Christopher Newport

By Laura Tome

BUENA VISTA, Va.—Facing its second Capital Athletic Conference opponent, the Southern Virginia University men's tennis team fell, 9-0, to Christopher Newport University last Saturday afternoon.

During doubles competition, the Knights went 0-3. Dallin Evans and Pradeep Ravisankar fell 8-3 to CNU's Steven Boslet and Sam Thomson. . Cooper Brownand Zac Bowers were defeated by  CNU's Joona Rahko and Chiraag Shetty 8-1. Southern Virginia's Adam Blocher and Brian Blocher battled, but lost 8-5 to Michael Dodd and Arttu Fiva.

In singles play, Dallin Evans fell 6-1, 6-1 to CNU's . Sam Thomson. Steven Boslet of CNU defeated Pradeep Ravisankar 6-0, 6-1. Cooper Brown fell 6-1, 6-2 to Chiraag Shetty. Zac Bowers was defeated 6-1, 6-2 by Joona Rahko. Adam Blocher lost to Arttu Fiva, 6-3, 6-1 and Brian Blocher fell 6-2, 6-0 to Michael Dodd. 

Men's tennis faces Randolph College on Monday, Mar. 24. The match is slated to begin at 5:00 p.m. at The Fields in Buena Vista, Va.


Tennis Match Results

Southern Virginia University vs Christopher Newport

Mar 22, 2014 (The Fields)

Chris. Newport 9, Southern Virginia University 0


Singles competition

1. Sam Thomson (CNU) def. Dallin Evans (SVU) 6-1, 6-1

2. Steven Boslet (CNU) def. Pradeep Ravisankar (SVU) 6-0, 6-1

3. Chiraag Shetty (CNU) def. Cooper Brown (SVU) 6-1, 6-3

4. Joona Rahko (CNU) def. Zac Bowers (SVU) 6-1, 6-2

5. Arttu Fiva (CNU) def. Adam Blocher (SVU) 6-3, 6-1

6. Michael Dodd (CNU) def. Brian Blocher (SVU) 6-2, 6-0

Doubles competition

1. Steven Boslet/Sam Thomson (CNU) def. Dallin Evans/Pradeep Ravisankar (SVU) 8-3

2. Joona Rahko/Chiraag Shetty (CNU) def. Cooper Brown/Zac Bowers (SVU) 8-1

3. Michael Dodd/Arttu Fiva (CNU) def. Adam Blocher/Brian Blocher (SVU) 8-5


Match Notes

Chris. Newport 7-3

Southern Virginia 3-6