Southern Virginia Drops Back-to-Back Matches

Written by Lancaster Brown

YORK, Pa.—The Southern Virginia University women's tennis team dropped back-to-back matches over the weekend falling to Hood College 7-2 on Friday followed by a 7-2 loss at York College of Pennsylvania on Saturday.

"We've faced really tough weather conditions this spring and our players are going to have to work hard to adjust and perform their best," said fifth-year Head Coach Deidra Dryden. "On Friday I was pleased with Amy's split-set win and Mina's steady play at the No. 6 spot. It was also great to see both Ivy and Ann play well on Saturday."

On Friday at Hood College (2-5), Amy Spencer (Orem, Utah) and Mina Romito (Walker, La.) were the only Knights to earn wins as Southern Virginia (3-4) fell 7-2.  After Southern Virginia dropped all three doubles matches, Spencer and Romito earned singles victories at the No. 2 and No. 6 spots respectively. 

On Saturday, Southern Virginia (3-5) lost at York College (2-7) as sisters Ivy Kuroki (Hershey, Neb.) and Ann Kuroki (Hershey, Neb.) both won their respective singles matches recording the Knights' only two points of the afternoon.

I. Kuroki took her No. 1 singles match in straight sets, 6-2, 6-4, while younger sister A. Kuroki bounced back from an opening set loss to win at the No. 6 spot 2-6, 6-4, 1-0 (10-2).

Women's tennis will face The University of Virginia's College at Wise on Thursday Mar. 28 at 3 p.m.