September 27, 2011

Women's Tennis Defeats Lynchburg 6-3

Written by Chris Pendleton

LYNCHBURG, Va.—Playing in a doubleheader with men's tennis at Lynchburg College on Tuesday, the Southern Virginia University women's tennis team collected its first win of the young season defeating the NCAA Division III Hornets 6-3.

After dropping 2-of-3 doubles matches to Lynchburg—juniors Ivy Kuroki (Hershey, Neb.) and Rebekah Reid (Woodland Hills, Utah) were the only Knights to record a doubles victory on Tuesday winning 8-5 at No. 2 doubles—Southern Virginia rallied to take 5-of-6 singles matches from the Hornets.

Senior Bethany Johnson (Alpine, Utah), junior Rachel Reid (Woodland Hills, Utah) and sophomore Rebekah Ericson (Morgan, Utah) each recorded their first singles victories of the year at Lynchburg after dropping their season-opening singles matches at Roanoke College on Sept. 13. 

Re. Reid improved her singles record to 2-0 with an impressive 8-0 win at No. 2 singles. Kuroki, playing in her first match as a Knight after transferring to Southern Virginia from Mid Plains Community College in North Platte, Neb., recorded her first collegiate singles victory taking the fourth seeded singles match 8-4.

Southern Virginia (1-1) and Lynchburg (0-1) were forced to play pro sets on Tuesday due to inclement weather conditions.

Women's tennis will play for the final time this fall on Wednesday, Oct. 5 at NCAA Division III Ferrum College at 4 p.m.