Women's Tennis Makes It Six Straight at MBC

Photo by Justo Photography
Photo by Justo Photography

Written by Chris Pendleton

STAUNTON, Va.—The Southern Virginia University women's tennis team continued to roll on Thursday with a dominant 9-0 win at Mary Baldwin College making it six straight for the Knights.

"We're playing really well right now," said fourth-year head coach Deidra Dryden. "We'll continue to work hard everyday and improve with many tough matches left this season."

Southern Virginia (6-1) took all three doubles matches from Mary Baldwin pushing its season dual record to 14-6 (.700). 

The Knights' top duo of Rachel Reid (Woodland Hills, Utah) and Bethany Johnson (Alpine, Utah) climbed to 4-2 this season with an 8-2 doubles win, while Ivy Kuroki (Hershey, Neb.) and Rebekah Reid (Woodland Hills, Utah) won 8-1 and improved to 5-1 as a pair.

In singles play, No. 1 Ra. Reid, No. 2 Re. Reid, No. 5 Rebekah Ericson (Morgan, Utah) and No. 6 Courtney McNeil (Medina, N.Y.) all won in straight sets, while Johnson and Kuroki each prevailed in super tiebreakers at the three and four spots respectively.

Women's tennis has a day off before traveling to Guilford College on Saturday, Mar. 24 for a match at 2:30 p.m. EST.