Written by Lancaster Brown and Sean Dahlin
ST. MARY'S CITY, Md.—The Southern Virginia University women's tennis team suffered its sixth straight loss on Saturday 9-0 at future Capital Athletic Conference-foe St. Mary's College of Maryland.
"I'm disappointed with our performance today," said fifth-year Head Coach Deidra Dryden. "But, I'm hopeful we will learn from this experience and move forward to the rest of the season and next year."
Southern Virginia (3-6) struggled to keep pace with St. Mary's (8-7) dropping all nine matches to the Seahawks in the loss.
The Knights' closest match of the day ended with Ivy Kuroki (Hershey, Neb.) losing 6-2, 2-6 and 1-0 (7-5) to St. Mary's No. 1-seed Shannon Ramsey in a back-and-forth match.
After dropping the first set, I. Kuroki fought back to even the series 1-1 with a 6-2 set two. I. Kuroki jumped ahead in the tiebreaking round before the Seahawks' Ramsey rallied back to take the match.
Women's tennis will face its fourth ODAC opponent of the season, heading to Ashland, Va., to compete against Randolph Macon College on Tues., Apr. 2.