Knights Finish Day Two at Marlin Open

Knights Finish Day Two at Marlin Open

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — The Southern Virginia University women's tennis team played two matches on Saturday. The Knights tied Virginia Wesleyan College 5-5 and took down Bridgewater College 8-3 to close out the Marlin Open.

In the first match of the day, the Knights went up 2-1 in doubles as the duo of Natalie Tetterton, and Audrey McBride earned an 8-7 victory, and Kelly Worthington and Annie Aldrich won 8-3.

In singles, Seniors Lauren Lefrandt and Audrey McBride both earned wins for the Knights as McBride defeated her opponent 6-4, 6-3 and Lefrandt picked up a 6-3, 6-2 victory. Freshman Jenna Hinkle collected Southern Virginia's last point against the Marlins as she took down her opponent in a three-set thriller 1-6, 6-3, 15-13.

In the second match of the day, Southern Virginia won two of the three doubles points beginning with Elizabeth Fuchs and Lauren Lefrandt who defeated the No. 2 team from Bridgewater 8-4. Later, Jenna Hinkle and Danielle Behunin secured the lead, winning 8-5.

The Knights proceeded to pick up wins at the top two singles spots as Morgan Blount won at No. 1, 6-4, 6-4, and Alyssa Sewell took down her opponent 6-0, 4-6, 10-4 at the No. 2 flight. Lauren Lefrandt and Jenna Hinkle earned their second singles wins of the day at the No.'s 4 and 8 spots. Kelly Worthington and Natalie Tetterton closed out the day for Southern Virginia with straight-set wins.

The Knights will return to action on Sept. 20 as they will compete in their first dual match of the season at Shaw University with match time scheduled for 2 p.m.

VWU vs. Southern Virginia (Singles Flights)

  1. Alexa Brewster (VWU) vs. Morgan Blount (So Va) 6-1, 6-3

  2. Christine Zalameda (VWU) vs. Elizabeth Fuchs (So Va) 4-6, 6-2, 10-5

  3. Audrey McBride (So Va) vs. Anna Rogers (VWU) 6-4, 6-3

  4. Lauren Lefrandt (So Va) vs. Lyric Hinton 6-3, 6-2

  5. Taitum O'Brien (VWU) vs. Danielle Behunin (So Va) 6-3, 6-0

  6. Jenna Hinkle (So Va) vs Amanda Stegemann 1-6, 6-3, 15-13

  7. Aubree Johnson (VWU) vs. Michele Valentine 6-3, 6-1

VWU vs. Southern Virginia (Doubles Flight)

  1. Mcbride/Tetterson (So Va) def. Zalameda/Brewster (VWU) 8-7

  2. Worthington/Aldrich (So Va) def. Rogers/Johnson (VWU) 8-3

  3. O'Brien/Stegemann (VWU) def. Valentine (So Va)/Moats (BC) 8-5

Southern Virginia vs. BC (Doubles)

  1. Kiser/Shifflett (BC) def. Blount/Sewell (So Va) 8-6

  2. Fuchs/Lefrandt (So Va) def. Crawford/Hoover 8-4

  3. Hinkle/Behunin (So Va) def. Keister/Daigneault 8-5

Southern Virginia vs. BC (Singles Flights)

  1. Morgan Blount (So Va) def Whitney Kiser (BC) 6-4, 6-4

  2. Alyssa Sewell (So Va) def Nicole Shifflett (BC) 6-0, 4-6, 10-4

  3. Rachel Crawford (BC) def Audrey McBride (SO Va) 6-2, 6-2

  4. Lauren Lefrandt (So Va) def Emily Diagneault (BC) 6-3, 6-1

  5. Keister (BC) def Leeanne Aldrich (So Va) 6-3, 4-6, 10-6

  6. Natalie Tetterton (So Va) def Malena Hoover (BC) 6-4, 7-5

  7. Kelly Worthington (So Va) def Alexia Will (BC) 6-2, 6-0

  8. Jenna Hinkle (So Va) def Katie Austin (BC) 6-0, 6-2