Women's Tennis Wins Fourth Straight

Women's Tennis Wins Fourth Straight

Written by Chris Pendleton

LYNCHBURG, Va.—The Southern Virginia University women's tennis team won its fourth consecutive match on Friday defeating Randolph College 6-3.

Southern Virginia (4-1) led 2-1 after doubles competition as the Knights' No.1 (Rachel Reid/Bethany Johnson) and No. 3 (Rebekah Ericson/Courtney McNeil) doubles teams both earned wins over the Wildcats.

In singles play, the Knights took four of six matches as No. 2 Rebekah Reid (Woodland Hills, Utah) and No. 5 Ericson (Morgan, Utah) each climbed to 4-1 on the year, while No. 4 Ivy Kuroki (Hershey, Neb.) stayed undefeated (4-0) in singles play this season.

Re. Reid did not drop a point in the No. 2 match cruising to a 6-0, 6-0 win while Ericson (6-2, 3-6, 11-9) and Kuroki (3-6, 6-1, 10-5) won the only two tie-breakers of the contest.

Shelly Rowberry (Dacula, Ga.) earned her first singles win of the season with a 7-5, 6-1 victory in the sixth-seeded match.

"That was a very good team and a very close match," said fourth-year head coach Deidra Dryden. "I'm especially proud of Ivy and Rebekah for pulling out their tie-beakers. We would not have won today without those two matches."

Women's tennis plays again tomorrow against Harford at 2:30 p.m. EST.