Hilton Head Island, S.C. --- Sweet Briar College opened spring break competition at the Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) Spring TennisFest with a match against Salve Regina (Newport, R.I.) on Monday, March 11.
SBC nearly collected a point on court three doubles, but entered singles competition down 3-0 against the Seahawks. Sarah Manter (Brunswick, Maine/Brunswick) led the comeback on court one when she picked up a win over Salve's Ana Gwozdz (Taunton, Mass. / Taunton) 5-7, 6-2, 1-0 (12-10). Glory Bowman (Roanoke, Va./Patrick Henry) then knocked off Elizabeth Liguori (Westerly, R.I./Westerly) 7-6 (7-5), 7-6 (7-1) to pull the Vixen side with in a point (3-2).
SBC picked up wins on courts five and six from Rachel Byrd (Hartfield, Va/Mathews) and Yuliya Rigg (Sweet Briar, Va./Amherst) respectively, but the total was not enough as SRU slipped past Sweet Briar 5-4.
Vixen Tennis returns to PTR Spring TennisFest action on Thursday, March 14 when the team plays Olivet College (Olivet, Mich.)
Salve Regina 5, Sweet Briar 4
03/11/13 at Hilton Head Island, S.C. (Carolina Place in Sea Pines)
|1. Sarah Manter (SBC) def. Ana Gwozdz (SRU) 5-7, 6-2, 1-0 (12-10)|
|2. Glory Bowman (SBC) def. Elizabeth Liguori (SRU) 7-6 (7-5), 7-6 (7-1)|
|3. Elizabeth DiFilippo (SRU) def. Mary Elise Dugan (SBC) 6-4, 6-3|
|4. Shannon O'Brien (SRU) def. Emma Merritt-Cuneo (SBC) 6-3, 7-6 (9-7)|
|5. Rachel Byrd (SBC) def. Meg Olson (SRU) 6-2, 6-0|
|6. Yuliya Rigg (SBC) def. Anastasia Lara (SRU) 7-6 (7-0), 6-1|
|1. Elizabeth DiFilippo/Meg Olson (SRU) def. Glory Bowman/Mary Elise Dugan (SBC) 8-6|
|2. Ana Gwozdz/Elizabeth Liguori (SRU) def. Sarah Manter/Emma Merritt-Cuneo (SBC) 8-1|
|3. Anastasia Lara/Shannon O'Brien (SRU) def. Rachel Byrd/Allie Raifsnider (SBC) 9-7|
|Sweet Briar 1-5|
|Salve Regina 5-8|
|Order of finish: Doubles (2,1,3); Singles (1,3,2,4,5,6)|