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
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
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