Women's Tennis Earns Win Over Visiting Averett

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