By Lancaster Brown
LYNCHBURG, Va.—The Southern Virginia University women's tennis team fell 8-1 to Randolph College on Friday, Oct. 11, making their record 1-2 for the fall season.
Southern Virginia started the match by dropping all three doubles matches. Maren Connolly and Lauren Morrison fell to Randolph's Patricia Verdezoto and Dina Velazco, 8-6, in the No. 1 match. Rebekah Reid and Kirsten Laurence followed with a strong effort at the No. 2 position, losing 9-7 to Alison Henry and Jenna Sweet of Randolph. Brooke Sutton and Katie Durrant were then defeated by Heather Parra and Danielle Lewis, 8-3, at the No. 3 spot.
Katie Durrant earned the Knights their lone point by winning her No. 6 singles match over Randolph's Tiandre Forde in a third set super tiebreaker 2-6, 6-3, 1-0 (10-5). Lauren Morrison made a strong effort in the second set of her No. 2 singles match, but eventually lost 6-2, 7-5 to Dina Velazco of Randolph.
Women's tennis will now have a few months off, but they will take the court again Friday, Feb. 21 when they kick off their spring season at Sweet Briar.
Tennis Match Results
Southern Virginia University vs Randolph
Oct 11, 2013 at Lynchburg, Va.
(Randolph Tennis Courts)
Randolph 8, Southern Virginia University 1
1. Patricia Verdezoto (RANDW) def. Maren Connolly (SVUW) 6-1, 6-0
2. Dina Velazco (RANDW) def. Lauren Morrison (SVUW) 6-2, 7-5
3. Alison Henry (RANDW) def. Rebekah Reid (SVUW) 6-3, 6-2
4. Heather Parra (RANDW) def. Kirsten Laurence (SVUW) 6-2, 6-1
5. Jenna Sweet (RANDW) def. Brooke Sutton (SVUW) 8-0
6. Katie Durrant (SVUW) def. Tiandre Forde (RANDW) 2-6, 6-3, 1-0 (10-5)
1. Patricia Verdezoto/Dina Velazco (RANDW) def. Maren Connolly/Lauren Morrison (SVUW) 8-6
2. Alison Henry/Jenna Sweet (RANDW) def. Rebekah Reid/Kirsten Laurence (SVUW) 9-7
3. Heather Parra/Danielle Lewis (RANDW) def. Brooke Sutton/Katie Durrant (SVUW) 8-3
Southern Virginia University 1-2
Rescheduled from 10/10/13