Kuroki Stays Perfect as Knights Drop Two Matches

Kuroki Stays Perfect as Knights Drop Two Matches
Photo by Justo Photography

Written by Chris Pendleton

RALEIGH, N.C.—The Southern Virginia University women's tennis team lost back-to-back matches for the first time this season on Friday falling 1-8 at Meredith College followed by a 2-7 loss to Methodist University.

Ivy Kuroki (Hershey, Neb.) was the only Knight to record a singles victory on the day winning both her matches at the No. 4 position to remain undefeated in singles competition (9-0) this season.

In Friday's first match, Kuroki recorded Southern Virginia's only point against Meredith defeating Betty Edwards in straight sets (6-2, 7-6 (11-9)).

During the ensuing match against Methodist, Kuroki took the opening set from Lauryn Justice 6-4, before dropping the second set 5-7 and forcing a super-tiebreaker to decide the match, in which Kuroki eventually prevailed 11-9. 

Kuroki also teamed with doubles partner Rebekah Reid (Woodland Hills, Utah) for Southern Virginia's only doubles victory of the day winning 8-5 in the second-seeded doubles match against Methodist.

Southern Virginia (7-3) is off until next Wednesday, Apr. 4 when the Knights have a match at Virginia Union University.