VIRGINIA BEACH -- Marissa Cifuentes extended her impressive success streak for Virginia Wesleyan College's women's tennis team on Saturday.
The rookie from Virginia Beach (Bayside) provided the Marlins with their only point in an 8-1 Old Dominion Athletic Conference loss to Randolph-Macon College, and followed that with wins at singles and doubles in a 7-2 decision over Penn St.-Abington. She has won four consecutive singles matches and three of her last four in doubles.
"Marissa had a dominating performance against Randolph-Macon today," said VWC Tennis Director Darryl Cummings. "However, our team ran out of gas against a solid Randolph-Macon team. Both our men's and women's team had a nice win over Penn State-Abington in the second match of our double header. Having both the men's and women's team playing at the same time provided a special energy to the Everett Tennis Center."
The Marlins dominated the non-conference match against PSU-A. Junior Hannah Rice (Glen Allen/J.R. Tucker) and sophomores Mia Proctor (Arnold, Md./Broadneck) and Hannah Parent (Port Tobacco, Md./Indian Head Henry E. Lackey) joined Cifuentes as winners in both singles and doubles.
VWC's win over PSU-A snapped a five-match losing skid. PSU-A dropped to 1-4. Randolph-Macon improved to 4-2 overall and to 2-1 in the ODAC.
Virginia Wesleyan competes again on Monday, March 10, hosting Maryland's Washington College at 2 p.m. at the Everett Tennis Center.
RANDOLPH-MACON 8, VIRGINIA WESLEYAN 1
1.Sportelli/McDonald (RMC) d. Parent/Rice (VWC) 8-3
2.Grice/Ogunshinsa (RMC) d. Cifunetes/Nguyen (VWC) 8-2
3.Tomlin/Holcomb (RMC) d. Proctor/Charity (VWC) 8-1
1. Angelina Sportelli (RMC) d. Mia Proctor (VWC) 6-1,6-1
2. Elsie Grice (RMC) d. Hannah Parent (VWC) 6-0,6-1
3. Marissa Cifuentes (VWC) d. Toni McDonald (RMC) 6-3,6-2
4. Olayemisa Ogunshinsa (RMC) d. Hannah Rice (VWC) 6-1,6-0
5. Melissa Tomlin (RMC) d. Lisa Nguyen (VWC) 6-0,6-0
6. Molly Jesseman d. Sydney Charity (VWC) 6-0,6-0
VIRGINIA WESLEYAN 7 PENN ST.- ABINGTON 2
1.Cifuentes/Proctor (VWC) d. Zisholtz/Saile (PSA) 8-1
2.Parent/Rice (VWC) d. Hegarty/Philip (PSA) 8-3
3.Popili/Pereira (PSA) d. Nguyen/Charity (VWC) 8-3
1.Procotor (VWC) d. Hegarty (PSA) 6-2 retire
2.Parent (VWC) d. Zisholtz (PSA) 6-1,6-1
3.Cifuentes (VWC) d. Popili (PSA) 6-0,6-1
4.Rice (VWC) d. Philip (PSA) 6-4,6-2
5.Nguyen (VWC) d. Sphabmixay (PSA) 6-3,3-0 retire
6. Pereira (PSA) d. Charity (VWC) 6-1,3-0 retire