By Zac Bowers
BUENA VISTA, Va. – With a sweep in singles, the Southern Virginia University women's tennis team downed Hollins University 8-1.
At No. 1 doubles, Elizabeth Fuchs and Rachel Christensen dominated their match 8-0 while the No. 3 doubles team, comprised of Audrey McBride and Mercedes Matley, quickly defeated their opponents 8-2. Natalie Teets and Laura Elko kept the match close but their opponents pulled away at the end to give Hollins the No. 2 doubles point.
Rachel Christensen, Natalie Teets, Makaela Adamson, and Laura Elko cruised past their opponents quickly. No. 3 Audrey McBride saw some resistance in the first set, pulling it out 7-3 in the tiebreaker. McBride then dominated the second set 6-0 to give the Knights a 7-1 lead.
Elizabeth Fuchs found a way to win against her opponent after an extremely close tiebreaker in the first set. Fuchs found a break in the second and didn't look back, winning the match 7-6, 6-4.
The Knights will play Ferrum College at home on Thursday, March 6 at 4:00 p.m.