Women's Tennis Earns Win Over Visiting Averett

By Wesley Evans

BUENA VISTA, Va. –The Southern Virginia University women's tennis team overtook visiting Averett University with an 8-1 victory Tuesday evening at The Fields in Buena Vista, Va.

The Knights gained victories in all three doubles matches on the day. Kirsten Laurence and Katelynn Tlustek did not lose a game at No. 1 doubles, winning 8-0 against Averett's Jewel Dale and Jessie Gomes. First-year players Lauren Morrison and Micah Roberts dropped one game in their match at No. 2 as they won 8-1, while Anna Evans and Kari Stollenwerk took the No. 3 doubles match, 8-4.

In singles competition, Averett's Annalies Jobsis overcame Southern Virginia's Evans at No. 5 singles, winning her match 8-4. The Knights took the rest of the singles matches as Morrison, Laurence, Roberts, Tlustek and Stollenwerk all came away with victories.

Southern Virginia improves to 5-9 on the season, while Averett drops to 1-11.

Women's tennis will look to continue its win streak right away as it hosts NCAA Division II member Virginia Union University on Wednesday afternoon. Start time is scheduled for 2 p.m.

Southern Virginia University 8, Averett 1

Singles competition
1. Lauren Morrison (SVUW) def. Jewel Dale (AUW) 6-0, 6-0
2. Kirsten Laurence (SVUW) def. Jessie Gomes (AUW) 6-4, 6-4
3. Micah Roberts (SVUW) def. Riley Smith (AUW) 8-0
4. Katelynn Tlustek (SVUW) def. Katie Abelseth (AUW) 6-1, 6-1
5. Annalies Jobsis (AUW) def. Anna Evans (SVUW) 8-4
6. Kari Stollenwerk (SVUW) def. Melissa Sanchez (AUW) 8-5

Doubles competition
1. Kirsten Laurence/Katelynn Tlustek (SVUW) def. Jewel Dale/Jessie Gomes (AUW) 8-0
2. Lauren Morrison/Micah Roberts (SVUW) def. Riley Smith/Katie Abelseth (AUW) 8-1
3. Anna Evans/Kari Stollenwerk (SVUW) def. Annalies Jobsis/Melissa Sanchez (AUW) 8-4