FERRUM, Va. In the first competition of the fall season, the Southern Virginia Women's Tennis walked away as victors of the Ferrum Fall Classic. The team brought home the trophy after good competition, and established the pattern that Head Coach Deidra Dryden is looking for throughout the year.
"This is a great accomplishment for this team," said Dryden. "We've only had a couple of weeks together, but we've made swift progress, and this trophy proves it. I'm very optimistic about what this season will bring fro the program."
Bethany Johnson and Jaclynn Arrington paced the Knights as they won individual titles from the 3 and 4 seed respectively. Arrington was involved again as she teamed up with Rebekah Reid to record a win in the 2-seed doubles match. To add more points to the growing total, Jenni Jenson and Kayela Bridge won the 3-seed doubles title.
"We are a young team, but this win helps put us on the right track," said Dryden. "Success for young teams helps them come together, and keeps the motivation high. The future is very bright for the program. I'm excited to see what we will become in the spring and the seasons to come."
The Knights will be back in action Sept. 25 as they travel to play at Randolph. Matches are scheduled to begin at 4:30 pm.