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April 16, 2014

Women's Tennis Drops Close Match to Frostburg in Season Finale

By Wesley Evans

BUENA VISTA, Va.In its final match of the 2014 season, the Southern Virginia University women's tennis team fell to visiting Frostburg State University by a close 5-4 score Wednesday afternoon at The Fields in Buena Vista, Va.

In doubles competition, Katelynn Tlustek and Shannon Romito were the lone victors for the Knights, defeating their opponents, 8-5. Kirsten Laurence and Micah Roberts fell at the No. 1 spot, 8-3, while Kari Stollenwerk and Anna Evans dropped their match, 8-3, at No. 2.

In singles play, Southern Virginia split the six matches. Tlustek came away with a close victory, beating Frostburg's Kennedy Logsdon 1-6, 6-3, 10-7.

Stollenwerk and Katie Durrant also were victorious for the Knights, winning in straight sets by 6-0 scores. Laurence, Roberts and Evans all fell to their Bobcat opponents.

With the defeat, Southern Virginia finished the season with a 7-13 record while the Bobcats improved to 3-11.

Frostburg State 5, Southern Virginia University 4

Singles competition

1. Amber Beckman (FSU) def. Kirsten Laurence (SVUW) 6-1, 6-0

2. Kayla Kirk (FSU) def. Micah Roberts (SVUW) 6-2, 6-0

3. Kaitlin Lemmert (FSU) def. Anna Evans (SVUW) 6-0, 6-0

4. Katelynn Tlustek (SVUW) def. Kennedy Logsdon (FSU) 1-6, 6-3, 10-7

5. Kari Stollenwerk (SVUW) def. Sara Hildebrand (FSU) 6-2, 6-2

6. Katie Durrant (SVUW) def. Ashley Smith (FSU) 6-4, 6-4

Doubles competition

1. Kayla Kirk/Kaitlin Lemmert (FSU) def. Micah Roberts/Kirsten Laurence (SVUW) 8-3

2. Amber Beckman/Kennedy Logsdon (FSU) def. Kari Stollenwerk/Anna Evans (SVUW) 8-3

3. Katelynn Tlustek/Shannon Romito (SVUW) def. Ashley Smith/Sara Hildebrand (FSU) 8-5