By Daniel Whitehead
EMORY, Va.—Despite winning two singles matches and one doubles match, the Southern Virginia University women's tennis team fell to host Emory & Henry by a 6-3 score Friday evening at the Richardson Tennis Courts in Emory, Va.
"The girls played well but we came up short in a few of the matches," said Southern Virginia head coach Deidra Dryden. "It was a really long match that lasted over four hours. I was happy with Micah for pulling off her win."
Roberts defeated the Wasps' Emily Bolt, 6-4, 6-4.
In doubles play, Southern Virginia's tandem of Maren Connolly and Lauren Morrison fell, 8-2, in the first doubles match while Kirsten Laurence and Rebekah Reid fell by an 8-5 score to the Wasps' duo of Taylor Evans and Emily Bolt.
For singles matches, Connolly and Reid were defeated by their Emory & Henry opponents by respective 6-4, 6-0 scores, while Morrison fell to the Wasps' Meredith Yeary, 6-1, 6-4. Laurence was then defeated by E&H's Lauren Riner by 6-4, 6-4 tallies.
The Knights return to action next Tuesday with a match at Lynchburg College scheduled to begin at 2 p.m.