By Luke Christiansen
BUENA VISTA, Va.—Playing in its first Capital Athletic Conference appearance, the Southern Virginia University women's tennis team fell to nationally ranked University of Mary Washington last Saturday afternoon, 9-0, at The Fields in Buena Vista, Va.
During doubles competition, the Southern Virginia duos went 0-3 on the day. Lauren Morrison and Kristen Laurence fell 8-2 to UMW's Alina Suyama and Ashley Barrow. Micah Roberts and Katelynn Tlustek fell 8-3 to UMW's Christina Gaul and Berri Flood, while Southern Virginia's Anna Evans and Kari Stollenwerk fell 8-0 to Anna Richman and Ashley Price.
In singles play, Lauren Morrison fell to UMW's Mackenzie Smith by a 6-0, 6-0 score, while Kristen Laurence dropped a matchup with UMW's Berri Flood, 6-0, 6-0. Paige Anne Weinburg of Mary Washington defeated Southern Virginia's Micah Roberts by 6-2, 6-1 score followed by UMW's Michaela Dowd defeating Katelynn Tlustek 6-0, 6-1. Anna Evans fell 6-0, 6-0 to Anna Richman, and UMW's Ashley Price defeated Kari Stollenwerk 6-0, 6-0 to close the meet.
Women's tennis next competes on Tuesday, Mar. 18 at Mary Baldwin. The match is slated to begin at 4:00 p.m. in Staunton, Va.
Tennis Match Results
University of Mary Washington vs Southern Virginia University Mar 15, 2014 at Buena Vista, Va.
#21 University of Mary Washington 9, Southern Virginia University 0
1. SMITH, Mackenzie (UMWWT) def. Lauren Morrison (SVUW) 6-0, 6-0
2. FLOOD, Berri (UMWWT) def. Kirsten Laurence (SVUW) 6-0, 6-0
3. WEINBURG, Paige Anne (UMWWT) def. Micah Roberts (SVUW) 6-2, 6-1
4. DOWD, Michaela (UMWWT) def. Katelynn Tlustek (SVUW) 6-0, 6-1
5. RICHMAN, Anna (UMWWT) def. Anna Evans (SVUW) 6-0, 6-0
6. PRICE, Ashley (UMWWT) def. Kari Stollenwerk (SVUW) 6-0, 6-0
1. SUYAMA, Alina/BARROW, Ashley (UMWWT) def. Lauren Morrison/Kirsten Laurence (SVUW) 8-2
2. GAUL, Christina/FLOOD, Berri (UMWWT) def. Micah Roberts/Katelynn Tlustek (SVUW) 8-3
3. RICHMAN, Anna/PRICE, Ashley (UMWWT) def. Anna Evans/Kari Stollenwerk (SVUW) 8-0
University of Mary Washington 5-4; National ranking #21 Southern Virginia University 2-6