April 10, 2013

Women’s Tennis Drops Match 8-1 at Frostburg State

Written by Lancaster Brown 

FROSTBURG Md.—The Southern Virginia University women's tennis team dropped its eighth consecutive contest on Wednesday losing 8-1 at Capital Athletic Conference-affiliate Frostburg State University. 

"Ann [Kuroki] came up big in her singles win and we were more competitive today," said fifth-year Head Coach Deidra Dryden. "As we finish out the season, we'll look to make marked improvements each chance we get." 

After defeating Frostburg State (4-8) earlier this season 6-3 on Sept. 28, 2012, Southern Virginia (3-10) lost five of the six singles matches during Wednesday's rematch after the Bobcats swept the Knights 3-0 in doubles play.

Ann Kuroki (Hershey, Neb.) was the lone Knight to earn a victory winning her No. 4 singles match in straight sets (6-2, 6-3) over Frostburg State's Nicole Absher. 

The 1-1 season series split between the two squads is a preview of what is to come as Southern Virginia enters the CAC in the upcoming 2013-14 academic year. 

Women's tennis will head to Bluefield, Va., in its second matchup in as many days to face NAIA-opponent Bluefield College on Thurs., Apr. 11, at 3 p.m. EDT.