Southern Virginia Falls to Sweet Briar in Second Match on Saturday

Southern Virginia Falls to Sweet Briar in Second Match on Saturday

SWEET BRIAR, Va. — After defeating the University of Virginia's College at Wise 8-1 earlier in the afternoon, the Southern Virginia University women's tennis team fell to Sweet Briar College 5-1 in its second match on Saturday.

Southern Virginia (12-3) won only one of three doubles matches against Sweet Briar (11-4) and then lost three straight in singles play to give the Vixens the five points needed for the victory.

After a long day for both the Knights and Vixens—Sweet Briar had also played an earlier conference match defeating Emory and Henry College 5-0—the coaches decided to call the match once a winner had been decided.

Jaclynn Arrington and Jennifer Jensen were the only Knights to pick up a win at Sweet Briar prevailing 8-2 in the third-seeded doubles match.

Women's tennis has two days off before traveling to Averrtt University on Tuesday, Apr. 12 for a match at 3 p.m. 

Sweet Briar College 5, Southern Virginia University 1

Singles Competition

  1. TAYLOR, Ariel (SBC) def. REID, Rachel (SVU) 6-1, 6-1
  2. REID, Rebecca (SVU) vs. MALDONADO, Krista (SBC) no result
  3. SMITH, Ansley (SBC) def. JOHNSON, Bethany (SVU) 7-5, 4-6, 1-0 (10-5)
  4. ARRINGTON, Jaclynn (SVU) vs. BRONNER, Jessica (SBC) no result
  5. MCGINN, Brynn (SVU) vs. MANTER, Sarah (SBC) no result
  6. MERRITT-CUNEO, Emma (SBC) def. ERICSON, Rebekah (SVU) 6-3, 6-0 

Double Competition

  1. TAYLOR, Ariel/KMALDONADO, Krista (SBC) def. REID, Rachel/JOHNSON, Bethany (SVU) 8-2
  2. BRONNER, Jessica/MANTER, Sarah (SBC) def. REID, Rebecca/MCGINN, Brynn (SVU) 9-8 (9-7)
  3. ARRINGTON, Jaclynn/JENSEN, Jennifer (SVU) def. BRUMFIELD, Andra/CASKEY, Grace (SBC) 8-2