ASHLAND, Va. — Despite missing two of its top six players, the Southern Virginia University women's tennis team pulled out a 5-4 win over Randolph-Macon College Wednesday in the Knights' closest contest of the season.
The match was part of a doubleheader with Southern Virginia men's tennis, which also defeated the Yellow Jackets (8-1).
Playing without Bethany Johnson and Jaclynn Arrington, Southern Virginia (14-3) competed in doubles play with some unfamiliar pairings, but despite the changes, the Knights were able to steal two of three doubles matches from Randolph-Macon (7-8).
Southern Virginia's top two singles players each took care of business in straight sets as Ra. Reid was a 6-1, 6-1 winner at No. 1 singles while sister Re. Reid did not drop a game in her 6-0, 6-0 No. 2 singles win.
The Knights' No. 4, No. 5, No. 6 singles players, however, each lost their respective matches tying the score at 4-4 with only the third-seeded singles match between Southern Virginia's Jensen and Randolph-Macon's Olayemisi Ogunshina still undecided.
Playing up two singles spots, Jensen rallied back from a 4-6 loss in the opening set to take the second set 6-4. The match came down to a super tiebreaker, which Jensen won 10-5 giving Southern Virginia its fifth point and the victory.
Women's tennis, which has already set a new program record for wins this season, has two remaining matches—both doubleheaders with men's tennis.
The Knights' penultimate match of the year is tomorrow at Lynchburg College beginning at 4 p.m.