SWEET BRIAR, Va. --- Vixen Tennis welcomed Old Dominion Athletic Conference opponent Bridgewater College to campus on Monday afternoon. Both teams earned 5-4 ODAC triumphs in their respective last outings and both squads had designs on extending win streaks.
Bridgewater jumped ahead in the doubles competition, but not without a fight. The teams dueled on court No. 3. SBC teammates Allie Raifsnider (Concord, N.C./Jay M. Robinson) and Rachel Byrd (Hartfield, Va./Mathews) battled with visiting duo of Miranda Donovan (Mineral, Va./Louisa County) and Rita Murphy (Plymouth, Mass./Sacred Heart). The result ended in the Eagles just squeaking past the Vixens 9-7.
The visitors also claimed wins on the top two doubles courts. Heading into singles play, SBC faced a 3-0 deficit.
Singles slate competitions proved more of the same with the Eagles taking an early lead in the point count and not looking back. The Eagles upended the Vixens by the score of 9-0.
Sweet Briar Tennis travels to Ashland, Va. for another ODAC match on Wednesday. The Vixens are set to play the Randolph-Macon College Yellow Jackets at 4:30 p.m.
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Bridgewater College vs Sweet Briar College (Apr 08, 2013)
Bridgewater College 9, Sweet Briar College 0
Apr 08, 2013 at Sweet Briar
|1. Katie Gordon (BC) def. Sarah Manter (SBC) 6-0, 6-0|
|2. Marla O'Bryan (BC) def. Glory Bowman (SBC) 6-0, 6-2|
|3. Jessie Mitchell (BC) def. Mary Elise Dugan (SBC) 6-2, 6-1|
|4. Olivia Stone (BC) def. Emma Merritt-Cuneo (SBC) 6-2, 6-2|
|5. Miranda Donovan (BC) def. Allie Raifsnider (SBC) 6-0, 6-0|
|6. Jamee Hardison (BC) def. Yuliya Rigg (SBC) 6-3, 7-6 (8-6)|
|1. Katie Gordon/Marla O'Bryan (BC) def. Glory Bowman/Mary Elise Dugan (SBC) 8-2|
|2. Olivia Stone/Jessie Mitchell (BC) def. Sarah Manter/Emma Merritt-Cuneo (SBC) 8-4|
|3. Miranda Donovan/Rita Murphy (BC) def. Allie Raifsnider/Rachel Byrd (SBC) 9-7|
|Bridgewater College 13-3 (6-2)|
|Sweet Briar College 5-10 (2-7)|
|Order of finish: Doubles (2,1,3); Singles ()|
|Breezy, mostly sunny, low 80s|
|finished under the lights|