March 8, 2011

Women's Tennis Beats Hood, Records Back-to-Back Wins

Frederick, Md. — Playing two separate matches on the same day is not typically a recipe for success.

Don't tell that to Southern Virginia's unbeaten women's tennis team.

After defeating Shenandoah University 6-3 in Winchester, Va., at 11 a.m. on Tuesday morning, the Southern Virginia University women's tennis team loaded into its van and traveled an hour to Frederick, Md., where it handed Hood College a 7-2 loss.

Southern Virginia (6-0) swept doubles play from Hood (2-4) with an 8-5 win from Rachel Reid and Bethany Johnson in the top-seeded doubles match, an 8-2 victory from Rebekah Reid and Brynn McGinn in the No. 2 spot and a Blazers' forfeit at No. 3.

The Knights then took four of six singles matches on route to the five-point victory.

Re. Reid was the most dominate player on the court, winning 6-0, 6-0 in No. 2 singles.

Johnson and Jaclynn Arrington both won their second singles match of the day, as Johnson was an 8-4 winner at No. 3 while Arrington won 6-0, 6-1 at No. 4

Rebekah Ericson prevailed 6-2, 6-3 in the sixth-seeded singles match.

Women's tennis will now play three matches in the next three days, beginning Wednesday, Mar. 11 against Goucher College at 3:30 p.m.