September 30, 2013

Women’s Tennis Falls at Emory & Henry

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 Knights (0-1) were led by freshmen Micah Roberts and Brooke Sutton in the singles matches as the two picked up wins for the team.

"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.