Women’s Tennis Picks Up First Ever CAC Victory

By Wesley Evans

HERSHEY, Pa.—The Southern Virginia University women's tennis team earned its first ever Capital Athletic Conference victory Friday, taking a 6-3 advantage over Penn State Harrisburg at Hershey Racquet Club in Hershey, Pa.  

In doubles competition, freshman duo Anna Evans and Kari Stollenwerk picked up an 8-4 win at the No. 2 spot, while Katelynn Tlustek and Shannon Romito defeated their opponents, 8-5. Lauren Morrison and Micah Roberts fell at the No. 1 spot by an 8-3 score.

In singles play, Morrison, Tlustek, Stollenwerk and Katie Durrant all won in straight sets over their opponents, helping the Knights to victory. Roberts and Evans both fell in tightly contested three-set matches.

Southern Virginia improves to 7-11 on the season while the Lions fall to 3-13.

Southern Virginia 6, Penn State Harrisburg 3

Singles competition

1. Lauren Morrison (SVU) def. Theodora Avramidis (PSH) 6-4, 6-0

2. Stephanie Harnden (PSH) def. Micah Roberts (SVU) 0-6, 6-4, 10-8

3. Katelynn Tlustek (SVU) def. Alejandra Portillo (PSH) 7-5, 6-0

4. Laura Lin (PSH) def. Anna Evans (SVU) 6-3, 5-7, 10-6

5. Kari Stollenwerk (SVU) def. Morgan Acker (PSH) 6-2, 6-3

6. Katie Durrant (SVU) def. Fay Ansary (PSH) 6-1, 6-1

Doubles competition

1. Theodora Avramidis/Stephanie Harnden (PSH) def. Lauren Morrison/Micah Roberts (SVU) 8-3

2. Anna Evans/Kari Stollenwerk (SVU) def. Alejandra Portillo/Laura Lin (PSH) 8-4

3. Katelynn Tlustek/Shannon Romito (SVU) def. Morgan Acker/Hillary Mataure (PSH) 8-5