VWC Women Fall in Hard Fought Match

Katie Staman
Katie Staman

VWC Women Fall in Hard Fought Match

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. -- In a match that lasted well over five hours, the Virginia Wesleyan women's tennis team fell by a score of 6-3 to Emory & Henry College in ODAC play Friday.

Across three closely contested doubles matches, the Marlins were only able to lay claim to the match at first doubles, with the junior pairing of Jackie Lee and Kellen Phillips emerging victorious by an 8-6 score. The remaining two doubles matches were decided by only one break each, with the Wasps winning the two decisions by identical 8-5 scores.

In singles, Jackie Lee won at first singles by a convincing 6-2, 6-1 score to tie the match at 2-2, but the Marlins were unable to take advantage and mount a comeback, despite close matches across the dual. At second singles, sophomore Katie Staman battled from a set down to force a decisive third set, but unfortunately fell by a score of 7-5, 3-6, 6-3. The highlight of the evening came from Kellen Phillips, who prevailed against an opponent to whom she had lost last year 6-2, 4-6, 10-4.

Virginia Wesleyan (1-11/0-6) hosts Randolph-Macon College (12-2/7-1) Wednesday for an ODAC match at 4 p.m.