Women's Tennis Wins Inaugural Home Match, 8-1

Women's Tennis Wins Inaugural Home Match, 8-1

LEXINGTON, Va. — In its first of two matches on Saturday, the Southern Virginia University women's tennis team defeated the University of Virginia's College at Wise 8-1.

Saturday's match, played at Washington and Lee University as part of a doubleheader with men's tennis, counted as the first home match in the five-year history of Southern Virginia tennis.

Women's tennis (12-2) opened its match against UVA-Wise (3-4) with singles play and took all six matches from the visitors in straight sets, securing the win before doubles competition began.

Rachel Reid did not loose a game in her 6-0, 6-0 win at No. 1 singles. Rebekah Reid was similarly dominant in the second seeded singles match winning 6-2, 6-2.

Bethany Johnson cruised at No. 3 singles 6-1, 6-1. Jaclynn Arrington won 6-4, 6-3 at No. singles, while Brynn McGinn was a 6-4, 6-4 winner at No. 5 singles.

Jennifer Jensen completed the Knights sweep of singles play with a 6-3, 6-4 win in the sixth-seeded match.

With the match already decided, Southern Virginia would go on two win two of three doubles matches.

Southern Virginia's top duo of  Ra. Reid and Johnson prevailed in a tough-fought 8-5 match at No. 1 doubles. Re. Reid and McGinn closed out the scoring for the Knights with an 8-4 win at No. 2 doubles.

Rebekah Ericson and Brittany Gibbons fell in a tight match at No. 3 doubles 8-5.

"It was so much fun," said Arrington of Southern Virginia's first home tennis competition. 

McGinn added, "It was great to see people we knew, people from our own university out in the crowd supporting us."

"It was very rewarding," concluded Jensen. "Now people know that we are a good team worth watching." 

Following the match, women's tennis was back on the road, making the trip Sweet Briar College for its second match of the day at 4 p.m.

Southern Virginia 8, UVA-Wise 1

Singles Competition

  1. REID, Rachel (SVU) def. BOLLING, Whitney (UVA-Wise) 6-0, 6-0
  2. REID, Rebekah (SVU) def. BUCHANAN, Megan (UVA-Wise) 6-2, 6-2
  3. JOHNSON, Bethany (SVU) def. STALLARD, Brianna (UVA-Wise) 6-1, 6-1
  4. ARRINGTON, Jaclynn (SVU) def. JUHAN, Rachel (UVA-Wise) 6-4, 6-3
  5. MCGINN, Brynn (SVU) def. POWERS, Lauren (UVA-Wise) 6-4, 6-4
  6. JENSEN, Jenni (SVU) def. STALLARD, Mary Jo (UVA-Wise) 6-3, 6-4

Doubles Competition

  1. REID, Rachel/JOHNSON, Bethany (SVU) def. BOLLING, Whitney/ BUCHANAN, Megan (UVA-Wise) 8-5
  2. REID, Rebekah/MCGINN, Brynn (SVU) def. STALLARD, Brianna/ JUHAN, Rachel (UVA-Wise) 8-4
  3. ERICSON, Rebekah/GIBBONS, Brittany (SVU) def. STALLARD, Mary Jo/KILGORE, Kayla (UVA-Wise) 8-5