SWEET BRIAR, Va. --- Vixen Tennis squared off with Virginia Wesleyan College on Saturday afternoon in an Old Dominion Athletic Conference match on the campus of Sweet Briar College. Earlier in the day, VWC suffered a 5-4 defeat at neighboring Randolph College in Lynchburg.
To start the match, Sweet Briar picked up a team point on the doubles side due to a short-sided Marlins squad. The court No. 3 default favored SBC. The Marlins however, got by the Vixens on the top two courts to put the score at 2-1 Marlins heading into singles action.
On the singles side, the teams split the ledger with VWC winning courts No. 1, 2 and 3 and SBC picking up wins on courts No. 4, 5, and 6. The even scoring on the singles side was not enough to push SBC to victory, and the visiting Marlins slipped past the Vixens with a 5-4 win.
The Vixen Tennis team continues its home stretch on Wednesday, April 3 against Shenandoah University. The 2013 season marks the first year of ODAC competition for the Hornets and both teams will be hungry for an ODAC win.
Virginia Wesleyan vs Sweet Briar College (Mar 30, 2013)
Virginia Wesleyan 5, Sweet Briar College 4
Mar 30, 2013 at Sweet Briar College
|1. Sara Yousif (VWCW) def. Sarah Manter (SBC) 6-2, 6-1|
|2. Victoria Ryherd (VWCW) def. Glory Bowman (SBC) 6-1, 6-1|
|3. Mia Proctor (VWCW) def. Mary Elise Dugan (SBC) 6-3, 6-0|
|4. Emma Merritt-Cuneo (SBC) def. Hannah Parent (VWCW) 3-6, 6-4, 1-0 (10-3)|
|5. Rachel Byrd (SBC) def. Stephanie Bittner (VWCW) 6-1, 6-1|
|6. Yuliya Rigg (SBC) def. No Player (VWCW), by default|
|1. Sara Yousif/Stephanie Bittner (VWCW) def. Glory Bowman/Mary Elise Dugan (SBC) 8-1|
|2. Mia Proctor/Victoria Ryherd (VWCW) def. Sarah Manter/Emma Merritt-Cuneo (SBC) 8-0|
|3. Allie Raifsnider/Rachel Byrd (SBC) def. No Player/No Player (VWCW), by default|
|Virginia Wesleyan 7-10|
|Sweet Briar College 4-8|
|upper 50's, partly sunny and breezy|